Arson occurs when an individual(s) deliberately sets fire to property.

A person holding a lighter, setting fire to a tissue. The person has a dark coat on.

I’m a victim of arson - what should I do?

Always start by calling emergency services if you or anybody else is in any danger. As well as being extremely damaging and costly, arson is also very dangerous. Being the victim of arson may result in you feeling vulnerable scared or angry; these are common emotions after crime and our support can help you manage and cope with whatever emotions you are experiencing. Our team are here to help you during the process of recovery and can help in various ways.

If your home, business or property has been damaged it is important to secure or repair it as soon as possible to avoid more or further damage. Through our support we can provide safety advice, safety planning and low cost security items. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service may also able to support with specialist advice, a home fire safety check or a safe and well visit.

Family members, friends, colleagues impacted by crime can also contact us for support and information. Our Children and Young People Team can support those aged over four looking for support; you can find more information on our Children and Young Person page here.