Aggravated Arson

Aggravated Arson in Europe

Aggravated Arson in Germany

Provisions relating to aggravated arson in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Twenty-eight, under the heading “Offences Causing a Common Danger,” located in Section 306a Aggravated arson, which reads: (1) Whosoever sets fire to or by setting fire to them destroys, in whole or in part a building, ship, hut or other premises w 1. hich serves as a dwelling for people; 2. a church or another building serving the practice of religion; premises which from time to time serve as a residence for people at a time during which people usually reside there, 3. shall be liable to imprisonment of not less than one year. (2) Whosoever sets fire to an object listed in section 306 (1) Nos 1 to 6 or destroys it in whole or in part by setting fire to it and thereby places another person in danger of injury shall incur the same penalty. (3) In less serious cases under subsections (1) and (2) above the penalty shall be imprisonment from six months to five years.



  1. The content of the translated German penal code in relation to aggravated arson is current as of 2010

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