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Arson

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many arson attacks have been recorded on (a) homes, (b) commercial premises and (c) industrial premises in each of the last three years. (78505)

The information requested is contained in the following table:

Dwelling premises1

Commercial premises2

Industrial premises3

2003-04

637

173

45

2004-05

538

167

34

2005-06

686

212

46

1 Dwelling includes houses (occupied and unoccupied) and caravans used as dwellings. 2 Commercial premises include buildings such as shops, banks, licensed premises, restaurants, and petrol stations. 3 Industrial premises include buildings such as factories, warehouses, and haulage depots.