Friday, September 26, 2008

Malicious damage trends over the last 10 years

The data underlying this graph is taken from the latest report from BOCARS, with data up to July 2008.  I've added a 6-month moving average trend line to the data.

This covers all forms of malicious damage, not just graffiti, and I am interested in more than just graffiti.  You could argue all day and night about whether the trend is up or down - all that I can say is that in my opinion, this severely understates the scale of the problem, because businesses are not bothering to report damage.

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