Data gathered from a selected nonmetropolitan and a metropolitan county in Georgia suggest that most junior and senior high school students had engaged in at least one act of vandalism in the previous 12 months. Vandalism most often occurred among groups of four or more people, on weekends, and outside one's own neighborhood. Reduction of teenage vandalism involves consideration of peer group influence, leisure activities, and deterrence measures.
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