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Things You Can Do to Prevent Graffiti

graph showing the correlation between length of time graffiti is in-place and the likelihood of being tagged againReport graffiti to the appropriate authorities. Use our graffiti hotline:

303-774-GEAR (4327)
or, our
online Graffiti Reporting Form

Quick removal: removing graffiti within 24-48 hours significantly reduces the chances of repeat offenses

Plant trees or other greenery near a graffiti-plagued wall.

Organize a paint-out. Local paint dealers are often willing to donate paint and brushes for volunteers to use for graffiti clean-up.

Plan a paint-brush mural to cover a wall plagued with graffiti.

Coordinate a graffiti awareness campaign at your school or in the community.

Make a presentation on graffiti prevention to your school class or neighborhood group.

"Adopt a wall" at your school or in your community and make sure it stays clean and free of graffiti.

Ask your community to install lighting in areas that are dark and often hit with graffiti.

Visit Graffiti Hurts (an organization dedicated to preventing and removing graffiti) for additional information and helpful hints.


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Thanks to the City of Phoenix, AZ and Graffiti Hurts from whom we gathered this information.

Last Updated: 11/13/07