Is arson a violent crime?

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asked Nov 14, 2020 in Law/Ethics by dontmolestthebears (810 points)
Is arson a violent crime?

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answered Nov 14, 2020 by 123devon (8,950 points)
Arson is not always a Violent Crime although in most places Arson is considered to be a Felony and can get you 1 year in prison and up to 10 to 15 years in prison.

If it's your first offense with Arson then you may get off with no jail time and possibly a fine if you did no actual damage or didn't cause any injury or death.

But if you caused damage to a building, injured someone etc then you could get up to 6 years in prison and even 15 years.

There can also be accidental Arson such as you playing with fire and then setting something on fire but not reporting it.

In those cases you may only get a fine and no jail time.

But Arson is being taken seriously now so you should avoid it at all costs.

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