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Criminal Damage

Volume 115: debated on Thursday 7 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to deal with the rise in the number of acts of criminal damage over the past eight years.

Criminal damage can often be prevented by good design. The Government's crime prevention strategy includes work to support local action against vandalism and other forms of criminal damage; for example, we have issued good practice guidelines to local authority chief executives and to chief officers of police on the handling of local anti-vandalism campaigns.