Criminal damage


Examples of criminal damage include arson, forced entry into a property, graffiti on a public building, and destruction/damage of items belonging to another. Even if the items damaged can be repaired, individual(s) can still be prosecuted.

It is a common theme that crime generally reduces safety, disrupts social order, creates chaos and confusion, hinders community collaboration and trust and creates serious economic cost to both the people and the nation at large.

Ideas for you

The Police have produced guidance on how to protect your home from vandalism which includes advice on how to protect your property and deterring criminals .

An online crime reporting tool from Devon and Cornwall Police is available here.

Things that might help

Information from the Crown Prosecution Service regarding criminal damage is available here.

If you have been affected by crime you can contact Victim Support further information is available here.