Graffiti Crime can occur anywhere the opportunity exists. Some of the more popular targets include:
Public and private buildings
Parks and recreation facilities
Public transit vehicles, stations and shelters
Public telephone booths
Bridges and overpasses
Why should you care?
Graffiti crime can effect your community in many ways, including:
Higher taxes for clean-up
Lower property values
Heightened fear of crime
Cancellation or reduction of education and recreation program
Removal is Important
Graffiti that is not removed indicates that no one cares about the state of the community. A clear message must be sent to those responsible that this type of activity will not be tolerated. The most effective method of deterring Graffiti Crime is removal within 24 hours.
Timely graffiti removal will help stop the spread and re-occurrence of graffiti. Graffiti writers will not waste their time or materials and are unlikely to return to locations that do not offer a good return for their efforts.