Dundee City Council has had to spend more than £1 million to repair vandalised property in the last six years.
Since April 2013, £1.1 million has been spent repairing everything from play equipment to school property and graffiti-covered buildings.
The £180,000 average annual bill is equal to the cost of fixing 3,500 potholes, or providing school uniforms for almost 2,000 pupils.
Every year, a large chunk of the cost goes on fixing smashed bus shelters.
Last year, more than £20,000 was spent on repairing glass panels on dozens of bus stops, with the stop on Forfar Road at Claverhouse Road fixed four times in just eight months.
Some high-profile incidents in the last year include vandals spray-painting the outer wall of the ancient Howff graveyard in October.
Vandals also sparked school traffic chaos at the new North East Campus in Whitfield in November after damaging a car park barrier.
In the summer, youths deliberately set fire to grass and play equipment at Powrie Park in Fintry.
North East Conservative MSP Bill Bowman said the “wasted” cash could be better spent elsewhere.
He said: “Every time a thoughtless individual defaces public property, it breaks the law and takes money away from where it’s needed.”
A spokesman for Dundee City Council said: “The council works hard to apply risk management measures to reduce the impact and cost of vandalism.”