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Report Vandalism and Graffiti

May 30, 2024

Looking for the right people to help you report vandalism in your community?

We’re here to help connect you with a Solver from your local area to report vandalism to in Australia or New Zealand when you use the Snap Send Solve app, or create a Snap using the form below.

You can help maintain your local area by reporting graffiti and vandalism with Snap Send Solve in just under 30 seconds.

What is considered vandalism?

In most cases vandalism is considered to be the destruction or defacement of public or private property. Examples of vandalism include:

  • Graffiti,
  • Property damage,
  • Dumping rubbish,
  • Starting small fires.

How do I report vandalism online?

If you’re wondering how to report vandalism, or who do I report vandalism to, Snap Send Solve makes reporting vandalism online simple and streamlined.

Using the app, or the form above, you can easily collect details such as location and images.

This makes your Snap super easy to Solve. Just Snap a photo, add a description and we’ll notify the right people!

Snap Send Solve makes reporting vandalism to your council easy, with a range of categories in the app under the ‘Graffiti & Vandalism’ incident type, so your Snap ends up in the right hands.

How do I report vandalism to my car?

You can report vandalism to your car under the “Vandalism – General” incident type and the Snap will go to your local council. However, we recommend that you contact your local authority directly for damage to private property.

Can you report vandalism on private property?

You can report vandalism to private property under the “Vandalism – General” incident type and the Snap will go to your local council. However, we recommend that you contact your local authority directly for damage to private property.

How often is vandalism reported?

Since 2019, Snap Send Solve has received an average of 20,000 reports of vandalism and intentional damage each year.

When you report vandalism online using a vandalism reporting form, you can also be a part of making your community cleaner, safer and better.

Should I report vandalism?

When you report vandalism using the Snap Send Solve app or form, you can have an impact on issues like damaged property, which can be Solved quickly and efficiently when you create a Snap.

Vandalism can have a negative impact on your local area for several reasons:

  • It is considered to be unsightly and represents a threat to community safety.
  • It is a visible form of crime and disorder, particularly among young people.
  • It has a potential impact on the long term viability of businesses.
  • It is often linked (correctly or incorrectly) to other crime types and escalating levels of criminal behaviour.
  • The cost associated with repairing damage caused by vandalism is considerable.

So, what happens next?

When you Snap instances of vandalism, your photos, notes and location information help the Solver pinpoint active issues and start working to Solve them. In most cases, when you report vandalism online using our app or the online form your Snap will be received by a Solver at your local council.

From there, they will send someone out to assess the issue and contact authorities if necessary. In some cases further investigation will take place and relevant fines will be issued. We’ve found that Snappers report high response rates and prompt resolutions when using Snap Send Solve, without time spent waiting on the phone or following up emails. Snap using the app so you can easily track the progress in the History section, as well as provide feedback, along with your satisfaction rating.

Solvers each have their own customer service level standards and will provide feedback on your Snaps depending on their time and resources. If your report isn’t Solved right away, you can also send a Nudge two weeks after sending your Snap, which is a friendly follow up signal to the Solver.

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