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vandalism in Crime topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishvandalismvan‧dal‧is‧m /ˈvændəl-ɪzəm/ ●○○ noun [uncountable]  SCCthe crime of deliberately damaging things, especially public propertysee thesaurus at crime
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vandalismCoun Oliver Blease said it would be an act of civic vandalism.We let off steam in graffiti, vandalism and football hooliganism.One disturbing finding was the high number of assaults relative to mere vandalism, Wolf said.Such, then, are the fruits of Tod's meticulous vandalism.The Saturday Review denounced this extraordinary act of vandalism.Such measures are obviously justified where extreme violence has taken place or serious acts of vandalism have been committed.More than 40 people were arrested, some on suspicion of vandalism.Rapport, the community newspaper, describes it as wanton damage and wilful vandalism.