Graffiti Prevention

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Graffiti hurts our communities.
Graffiti sends the signal that nobody cares, attracting other forms of crime to a neighborhood. Graffiti drains tax dollars. Funds that could be used for schools, roads, parks and other community improvements are used for graffiti clean-up.
Graffiti decreases a resident’s feeling of safety. Neighborhoods with graffiti see a decline in property values, loss of business growth and tourism, and reduced ridership on transit systems.
Graffiti Hurts, developed by Keep America Beautiful, is a graffiti prevention program with proven resources for communities. The Graffiti Hurts Web site offers proven resources to help community leaders assess the graffiti problem, initiate graffiti prevention and cleanup activities, and educate youth and adults about the impact of graffiti vandalism on our neighborhoods.

Click here to go Keep America Beautiful’s Graffiti web site.