Ma­li­cious dam­age common in Queens­land

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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.

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