Criminal damage

Criminal damage is any damage which has been caused by an individual to some form of property.

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Someone has destroyed or damaged property belonging to me
You want to report damage to your house, car, business, land or anything else that belongs to you
Someone has made threats to or attempted to destroy or damage property belonging to me
You want to report someone threatening or attempting to damage your house, car, business, land or anything else that belongs to you
There are witnesses
Someone saw the incident happen
I don't think there are any witnesses
You don't know if anyone saw what happened

Your situation

This has happened more than once
This isn't the first time this has happened
There is a pattern to when this happens
There are regular dates and times when it takes place
I do not speak English very well
English is not your first language and you may have difficulties discussing your concerns
I feel I've been targeted
If you feel that you have been targeted for a particular reason please make sure you tell us this

The person who did this

I think I know who did this
You have details of, or suspect you know who committed the crime
I don’t know who did this but I do have a description
You have a description of what the suspect or suspects look like
I don't have a name or description of anyone involved, but I do have other details
You do not have a description or name of people involved, but do have details such as their address, their place of work, their number plate, online details etc.
Someone I know has details about who did this
Someone believes they have information about the person or people who have done this
I don't know who did this
You do not have any details of who is involved in this


There is video footage or photos of the criminal damage
You may have CCTV, video or images of the incident or know where there are cameras which may have captured the criminal damage
They left something behind
The suspect may have left an item behind
There are verbal or written comments
The suspect/s said something, left graffiti, wrote something online or sent emails or messages
I don’t know if there is any evidence
You are unsure if there is evidence that can help with the investigation


This is affecting my mental or physical health
You would like support following this incident
I want to remain anonymous
You do not want to provide your details
I do not want to go to court
You do not feel comfortable taking part in a trial or hearing
I'm worried it may happen again
You are worried that this incident may happen again
The damage is not permanent
Damage has been caused to your property but it is not permanent
The damage cannot be seen
Damage has been caused to your property but it cannot be seen
Other offences have been committed
The suspect has committed other offences at the same as the criminal damage
I want compensation
You want the suspect to pay for the damage caused


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