Monday, 3 October 2005



I've owned two cars in my life. Both of them have been vandalised while parked outside my house. One had the door kicked in; the other suffered from a knife stuck through the roof. Today I reported to the Police the damage done to Emma's car while she visited last weekend. Having the windscreen wiper bent back and the aerial snapped off isn't exactly high crime, but when added to the damage done to my cars it seemed worth reporting.

What's puzzling is the motivation. Back in 2003 when I was interviewed by MORI it became clear they were probing public opinion on advertising alcopops. One question sought the causes of drunken behaviour. My suggestion of "boredom" raised an eyebrow. The option wasn't on the multi-choice list but the canvasser said it was a repeating theme.

This is hardly a detailed analysis of why my sleepy Suffolk town has a problem with vandalism, but it's all I can come up with.

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