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Property damage is destruction to private or public property caused either by person(s) or natural phenomena, such as severe weather or tropical cyclones.[1] One form of property damage is called vandalism.[2] The term vandalism, however, is often used to mean superficial or mild damage to property.[2]


  1. Les Dlabay; James Burrow, Intro to Business (Mason, OH: South-Western Cengage Learning, 2009), pp. 516–18
  2. 2.0 2.1 Stephen G. Tibbetts; Craig Hemmens, Criminological Theory: A Text/Reader (Los Angeles: SAGE, 2010), p. 179