National Incident Based Reporting System Definition of Arson.


To unlawfully and intentionally damage or attempt to damage any real or personal property by fire or incendiary device. 


Prince George’s County Police will only report fires determined through investigative means to have been unlawfully and intentionally set. Arson determinations are primarily determined by the Prince George’s County Fire and EMS Department. 

As a note, the Damage Value column is an estimate of the total monetary loss incurred as a result of the arson.

Last Update: 04/16/2021


Month Structural Non-Structural Total Incidents Damage Value
January 0 5 5 $20,230.00
February 1 13 14 $93,350.00
March 1 2 3 $165,000.00
2 20 22 $278,580.00

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