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[mass noun] Action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property.‘an act of mindless vandalism’‘surveillance of the building would reduce vandalism and theft’
harm, injury, destruction, vandalization, vandalismView synonyms
- ‘Schools are used to finding themselves on the receiving end of crime and vandalism.’
- ‘He called on the public to report any instances of criminal damage or vandalism.’
- ‘Persistent acts of vandalism have now forced the school to rethink plans to create an outdoor play area.’
- ‘The image of the estate has already improved a lot, with graffiti and vandalism being reduced.’
- ‘Acts of vandalism do occur, but it is not something that happens very frequently.’
- ‘We want to protect staff and park users and reduce the amount of vandalism.’
- ‘A total of 22 crimes of vandalism have been reported to the police in the past three weeks.’
- ‘He supported the new scheme and hoped it would reduce vandalism in the area.’
- ‘This is just mindless damage and vandalism, which will hit us hard in the pocket.’
- ‘The level of mindless vandalism around the centre is an indicator that we need to do a lot of work there.’
- ‘Mindless and dangerous vandalism at a social housing property has been condemned by police.’
- ‘It makes us so angry that the cemetery is becoming a target of theft and vandalism.’
- ‘Reports of criminal damage and persistent vandalism were also relayed to councillors.’
- ‘In a wanton act of vandalism their car was broken into and rendered undrivable.’
- ‘As a community, I urge one and all to take a firm stand against vandalism of all kinds.’
- ‘They cannot be expected to be present while every act of crime or vandalism is being perpetrated.’
- ‘A village school is looking to employ private security guards in a bid to crack down on vandalism.’
- ‘We need better public services locally and a tougher attitude towards vandalism and crime.’
- ‘Many motorists have now been forced to park out of view, risking theft and vandalism.’
- ‘Security is to be stepped up at a town cemetery after a spate of thefts and vandalism to graves’
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