Problem

Vandalism


Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Recurring property vandalism
High vandalism rates
Criminal mischief
Unchecked minor vandalism
Unpunished garden vandalism
Vandalism of recreational facilities
Window-breaking
Vandalized family gardens
Uncontrolled local vandalism
Nature:

Destructive actions against urban public property by minors is the most prevalent form of vandalism. Vandals can be senselessly destructive – breaking glass windows, tearing up paving stones, destroying parks, etc; their violence can be a by-product of street gang conflicts; or they can be reprisals against school and other public authorities. Modern vandalism in a number of cities has been abetted by the invention of the spray paint can and the resulting graffiti; covering over sprayed paint or removing it entails very high expenditure.

Incidence:

British Telecom loses £18 million a year in damaged public telephone equipment. All together vandalism cost the UK more than £1.8 billion a year in the end of 1980s.

Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
23.09.2019 – 20:02 CEST