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Arson On Increase #239972

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 14, 1975
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(Studio) National Fire Protection Association says arson incring. rapidly in US; blames rise on hard times.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Detroit, Michigan) Arson causes grave concern among fire officials and insurance companies Unscrupulous building contractors arrange fires with financially strapped homeowners. [Former ARSONIST - describes his former line of work; insurance companies getting taken.] Recession has spawned more arson. [Task force prosecutor James MITCHELL - says residential arson not as common as commercial arson.] [State Farm Ins. Company Richard AABERG - predicts over billion $ arson loss in `75.]
REPORTER: Randy Daniels

Daniels, Randy;
Schieffer, Bob

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