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Vandalism

Vandalism is the wilful damaging or defacing of property belonging to another person or to the public.  Committing an act of vandalism is a criminal offence under Section 430 of the Criminal Code of Canada.

Section 430(1) states: "Everyone commits mischief who wilfully (a) destroys or damages property, (b) renders property dangerous, useless, inoperative or ineffective, (c) obstructs, interrupts or interferes with the lawful use, enjoyment or operation of property, or (d) obstructs, interrupts or interferes with any person in the lawful use, enjoyment or operation of property."

If you are a victim of vandalism or a witness to it, report it to Ottawa Police.