04/03/2013 09:56 am ET | Updated Jun 03, 2013

Widespread Arsons In Flint Rarely Result In Criminal Charges

FLINT, MI -- When it comes to catching arsonists in Flint, only a small fraction of fires have resulted in criminal charges.

Over a five-year span that saw 1,631 suspicious fires to vacant buildings in the city and more than 1,000 confirmed arson cases reported to the state, just 135 arson-related charges were filed in Flint District Court.

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