Malicious damage common in Queensland
HAVING your car “keyed” or paint scratched was the most common form of car vandalism in Queensland, according to RACQ Insurance.
Executive manager insurance communications Mike Sopinski said the insurer’s research showed nearly one in five Queensland motorists (18%) had experienced malicious damage to their vehicle.
“These acts of vandalism are mostly random attacks,” Mr Sopinski said.
“And often the offender or offenders aren’t identified.
“In some cases, however, given the nature of damage to the car, personal reasons are suspected as motivation for the attack.”
The RACQ said the most common form of car vandalism was when vehicles were “keyed” or had paint scratched (45.5%), followed by car windscreens and windows being damaged (16.3%) and panels kicked in (9%).
Three percent of Queenslanders said their car had been damaged in an act of vandalism in the past 12 months.