Vandalism is the action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property. The definition of vandalism allows to distinguish hostile behavior aimed to damage or destroy the object, instrumental behavior consisting of damage or destruction caused to an object as a mean to achieve other goals (appropriation of another's property, sabotage), and behavior motivated by a desire to express oneself through the degradation of objects as well as a play vandalism (breaking window panes)

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