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Submitted by Justina Palionyte SDbd6-01 2007, Vinius
Graffiti Words or pictures drawn on walls in public places, on public transport, residences, alleys, etc.
Graffiti is a crime The Crimes Act 1900 Criminal Damage Act 1971 Summary Offences Act 1988
For damage less than £5.000 the maximum fine is £2.500 and/or maximum of 3 months imprisonment For damage of more than £5.000 there is a maximum fine of £5.000 and/or maximum of 6 months imprisonment.
Graffiti affects everyone: business owners, residents, Government, utilities, public transport operators
Graffiti Prevention 1.Make Your Walls Less Attractive to Graffiti Vandals AttractiveNot So Attractive Smooth Light-colored Regular paint Patched and dirty Rough Dark-colored Anti-graffiti paint Clean and freshly painted
2. Make it Harder for Graffiti Vandals to Reach Your Walls Use clinging plants, such as ivy, on vulnerable walls. This breaks up the writing space and makes it harder for the paint to reach the wall. Plant bushes in front of walls (make sure no windows or doors are too close!). This makes it harder for people to get close to the wall. Erect fences between your business and public property. This helps people know where the boundaries are, and also makes it harder for graffiti vandals to get close enough to your walls. If there are payphones and benches close to your business that encourage people to hang out, see about getting them removed.
3. Make Graffiti Vandals More Visible Use motion-detector lights; Remove large trees or bushes that block people's view of vandals; Use pebbles around the building to create noise when people are walking
Graffiti should be removed swiftly and offenders prevented from doing it again.
How is graffiti removed? Previously painted surfaces will be painted with color matched paint; Unpainted porous surfaces may be cleaned via pressure washer, steam cleaning or bicarbonate soda blasting; Unpainted non-porous surfaces may be pressure washed with approved chemical/solvent treatments or cleaned via bicarbonate soda blasting
The most common types of graffiti: Gang; Tagger or Hip Hop; Hate; Generic; Snipe.
Conclusions Today, graffiti is more evident than ever within our communities It's not just a "city" problem anymore. This interactive workshop will expose the cultures of those who are committing these property damaging crimes