These things severely interfere with the enjoyment of life; sorry to hear your news Mark.
I live in the West Country – lovely quiet place, but have started to notice graffiti appearing.
We are the only generation that allows young males (and increasingly females) to run around being aggressive, yet we think we are so clever and that our softly-softly approach will reduce the amount of violence, theft etc in society. Actually, it seems to have the opposite effect. A bit of a paradox really! People are feeling prisoners in their own homes and developing a fortress mentality. We just need to get tougher! Give the young thugs a bit of their own medicine.
How have we got ourselves in this position?………..probably best to ask the legal profession.