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Malicious mischief is the specific name for different criminal offenses in a number of different criminal jurisdictions. While the wrongful acts will often involve what is popularly described as vandalism there can be a legal differentiation between the two.
Jurisdictions which have a specific offense of malicious mischief (with descriptions, if available) include the following.
Malicious mischief is an offense against the common law of Scotland. It does not require actual damage to property for the offense to be committed, financial damage consequential to the act is sufficient, unlike vandalism which requires actual damage to property to form the offense, the latter being defined by section 52 of the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995; the two are different offenses.