Author NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research
Published June 1981
Report Type General Report Series
Subject Audits; Court statistics; Custody statistics

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The vandalism of public property is a constant problem and the school vandal in particular raises the anger of the community. Also the modern school with its well-equipped libraries and science blocks and its use of audiovisual teaching aids has become an increasingly attractive target for thieves. Yet there has been very little investigation into the problems of vandalism and theft in schools: how widespread is it? how can schools best be protected? who are the offenders.