The intentional destruction of property is popularly referred to as vandalism. To define vandalism is to define behavior such as breaking windows, slashing tires, spray painting a wall with graffiti, and destroying a computer system through the use of a computer virus.
Vandalism is a malicious act and may reflect personal ill will, although the perpetrators need not know their victim to commit vandalism. The recklessness of the act imputes both intent and malice.
Because the destruction of public and private property poses a threat to society, modern statutes make vandalism a crime. The penalties upon conviction may be a fine, a jail sentence, an order to pay for repairs or replacement, or all three.
In addition, a person who commits vandalism may be sued in a civil tort action for damages so that the damaged property can be repaired or replaced.
The most common type of property vandalism can occur when tenants are evicted from a commercial or residential property. In the event the property owners enforce their rights to evict, these tenants have no regard or respect for the owner or property.
In some cases the tenants completely trash the premises, making holes in the walls, graffiti, smashing appliances and fixtures, and many other damaging things. There is coverage for this vandalism, a Public Adjusting team will make sure you have the appropriate coverage and then begin outlining the loss to proceed with an insurance claim.
Take photos of valuables, appliances, fixtures, computers, and other items. Remember to check with your insurance company regarding specific items and if a specific rider needs to be purchased to maintain coverage.
In law, the crime of taking the property or services of another without consent. Under most statutes, theft encompasses the crimes of larceny, robbery, and burglary. Larceny is the crime of taking and carrying away the goods of another with intent to steal. Grand larceny, or larceny of property of substantial value, is a felony, whereas petty larceny, or larceny of less valuable property, is a misdemeanor.
The same principle applies to grand theft and petty theft, which need not necessarily involve the “carrying away” of property and may include the theft of services.
Robbery is an aggravated form of larceny involving violence or the threat of violence directed against the victim in his presence. Burglary is defined as the breaking and entering of the premises of another with an intent to commit a felony within.
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