Why Should I Care About Graffiti?

Graffiti:

…is illegal.

…is willfully damaging and defacing private and public property.

…is vandalism and vandalism is a crime.

…is a gateway to crime, allowing juveniles to become criminals.

…is often written using shoplifted supplies and shop lifting is a crime.

…gives the strong impression no one cares and gangs are in control.

decreases the value of your property.

stops new neighborhood growth.

removal is hard work and costs millions of dollars every year to remove.

diverts money from neighborhood services and education and recreational programs.

leads to more graffiti.

…creates an environment where crime and delinquency can thrive.

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GRAFFITI COSTS YOU MONEY

psa graffiti is vandalism