You might not believe it but criminals vandalize ATMs in all sorts of places for all sorts of reasons, and you might be surprised that not all of them involve an attempt to steal money.
In Michigan, a man smashed screens of 10 machines at areas on the fringe of town over a two-month period, and spray painted anarchy symbols on them.
Preventing every act of mayhem might be an impossible task. However, in the city of Chicago they might have found the solution. Great graffitis around the ATMs seem to be a turn off for perpetrators. Beauty always prevails.