You can find traces of vandalism everywhere. Even at your own school. You can find some gum under your seat, some drawings at the desk you’re working, graffiti on the walls and windows and many more. Vandalism is a huge problem which is very expensive to solve. To just remove the ink of the graffiti on the walls for example, you need some expensive chemical stuff, which is also damaging the environment. The desks which are damaged are also not so cheap to repair. Sometimes you even need to buy another one, which means more and more money. The four most common reasons are:
- vandalism by damage (something is already damaged and you’ll start thinking to damage it more, because it doesn’t make much sense at all)
- vandalism by depression (you’re depressed or just mad at someone or something and you start damaging the nearest object by this reason)
- vandalism by being bored (this sounds pretty obvious: you’re bored and you have nothing else to do)
- vandalism in a group (You’re part of a group, but after a while the members will start thinking about throwing you out of the group unless you’ll damage something)
the last reason is unfortunately the most common. When you’re in a group, the group will actually do more damage automatically than when you’re alone.
The police fortunately will concentrate more at vandalism to reduce it. In this way they can bust more and more vandals while doing their thing. Sometimes the person will get away with it, but mostly they need to clean the paint with their bare hands and some paper. Like you see in this picture it’s hard work.