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States seeks answer on vandalism

The States needs to do more to tackle vandalism in the Bailiwick, according to a new survey.

The study found that in 2008 criminal damage was the most frequently reported crime - accounting for 32% of offences in Guernsey and 47% in Alderney.

More than 400 firms and islanders as well as States' departments were asked for their views for the study into the cause and effect of vandalism.

A report said the States "should assume more responsibility".

The Scrutiny Committee added that the report was about ensuring more effective delivery of what was already being done to tackle the issue and coordinating the approach of different States' departments rather than spending more money on the problem.

The report concluded that young people in particular should be include in finding solutions to the issue.

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