Seventeen people died in arson fires in Detroit last year.
That's according to an in-depth analysis by the Detroit News today.
If you missed it, here’s the upshot: arson isn’t a new issue for Detroit, obviously, but it’s proving to be a massive resource-suck as the city moves out of bankruptcy.
There were some 9,000 suspicious fires between 2010 and mid-2013.
The silver lining here is that the city making blight a major issue, which could help with arson since those buildings are often targets – and they can be tricky for firefighters to assess when they show up on the scene.