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Vandalism is a crime that has a major effect on our quality of life and costs us all millions of pounds to repair. It's easy to dismiss it as a minor offence, but it has a big impact on our communities.

Reporting vandalism

If you notice that Council property has been vandalised, you should report it to us. If you see someone vandalising property, you should contact your local police or your local community policing team. If you're on public transportation and you see somebody vandalising your bus or train, call the bus/train company and let them know. If you think that what you've seen could be dangerous (such as someone setting fires), or you feel personally threatened, please call 999.

What is vandalism?

Vandalism is any deliberate damage to someone else's property. Examples include:

The effects of vandalism

Vandalism can affect people's quality of life because it damages or destroys things that they need or care about. It also:

If you would like any more information, please contact us on or 01329 236100.

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