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Are there more pyromaniacs out there than ever before?

By Mrs . Created on 22 Feb, 2021
More empty buildings and bushland than ever seem to be going up in flames. CCTV cameras are usually able to catch the "bored kids" that torch the buildings, but bushland is harder.
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Yes there are more pyromaniacs.

Yes there are more pyromaniacs.

No there have always been pyromaniacs.

No there have always been pyromaniacs.

Numbers have not changed.

Numbers have not changed.

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Yes there are more pyromaniacs.
Linda said 5 days ago
More people living in Australia now and many had mental issues etc. Of course with more people more pyromaniacs are part of those numbers. Simple maths.
Mrs said 4 days ago
Valid point.
Numbers have not changed.
Roger said 6 days ago
What a dumb question
Mrs said 6 days ago
Do you always use your manners so nicely? Or only when you are having a bad day?
No there have always been pyromaniacs.
Alba said 7 days ago
There have been pyromaniacs always the fact that now we know more is because of the internet.
Mrs said 7 days ago
But I don't read the internet. Only the local paper.
No there have always been pyromaniacs.
schrambo said a week ago
Name and shame pyromaniacs. And harsher penalties are required to deter future fire bugs.
Yes there are more pyromaniacs.
Dotty said a week ago
Just seem to be more than ever out there now than before as you used to hear about a few but they seem to be targeting bigger places like Factories etc now than ever before !
Dotty
Yes there are more pyromaniacs.
John said a week ago
Seems to be on the increase
Mrs said a week ago
I think having motorbikes to jump on and ride into the bush out of site helps.
Yes there are more pyromaniacs.
Michael said a week ago
Yes due to population increase
Yes there are more pyromaniacs.
Robert said a week ago
Yes there are and it is not just "bored kids" who are doing it. In recent years we had an Adult Male who on a Day of Extreme Heat, with Total Fire Bans in place decided he would go for a littel walk about 15 kilometres from his near city urban home. He claimed he got trapped in blackberries in a park behing our home so he lit a fire. he then claimed that he had "regressed to his Scouting days training which taught t...
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Mrs said a week ago
Bushfire pyromaniacs tend to come in all ages and from all walks of life. The building pyros are usually bored kids or rough sleepers.