I don't have photos today. I do have cemetery pictures with toppled stones but it is difficult to know if that was vandalism or the weather? So I don't feel comfortable showing them.
Cemetery Depot has an interesting article about this type of crime. If caught they are charged as a felony?
On USLegal they have an article about what the definition of Vandalism is and the laws around it. It varies from state to state.
The problem is that unless someone steps forward to help in the repair of the damaged stones there is usually little money to fix the mess left by these criminals.
In this article someone was not happy with the cemetery itself and its response to his plea for help.
This problem is more widespread than one may think. I just Googled "cemetery vandalism" and found the above articles and then I did it again requesting images.
How can we as concerned citizen's and genealogists help to stop this problem? I live in a big city and most of the cemeteries have security, fences and are looked after. The ones that seem to be targets are small and out of the way. Does anyone have any ideas, please comment.