Dealing with graffiti

Dealing with graffiti

The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services offers a guide for effective responses to the problem of graffiti.

Commonly associated with gangs, graffiti is found in jurisdictions of all sizes, and offenders are not limited to gang members.

Graffiti can contribute to public fear, declines in property value, and heightens the pac”fion of blight.

This guide – identify different types of ,uffi, factors that may contribute to its spread, and characteristics of graffiti offenders.

Inf.: “Graffiti,” (NCJ 194797), 800421-6770;

www.usdoj.gov/cops/pdf/cp_resources/guid ebooks/e11011354.pdf.

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