It’s Arson Awareness Week in Michigan.
Gov. Rick Snyder says he wants to focus public attention on the seriousness of fire-setting by young people and the importance of preventing such behavior through collaborative community efforts.
This year’s theme is: “Prevent Youth Fire-setting.”
The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program report says juveniles accounted for 46 percent of arson arrests from 2005 to 2010.
Arson Awareness Week in Michigan runs Sunday through Saturday, May 6-12.