As a private investigator, you will eventually get a call from a victim of vandalism who wants you to do surveillance to catch the vandal if he returns the next night. The question is… should you o take that case?
The problem comes down to if the expense of a criminal investigation (which means, in this case, usually means surveillance) is worth the cost.
Usually in vandalism cases it’s not financially worth it because…
1. The odds of the vandal returning the next night are pretty slim.
2. The odds are that the amount of vandalism is far less then the cost of having an investigator out there doing surveillance.
The one exception I tend to see is…
when the vandalism is part of a “hate crime”. Even then the odds of the criminal returning the next night is slim, but the odds of them returning within the next 30 days seems higher than in most vandalism cases.
Let me know if you have any questions!
Larry Kaye, P.I.
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