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San Fran Goes After Taggers in Civil Court

In recent months, the city of San Francisco has begun going after graffiti taggers, not only by charging them with criminal offenses, but also taking them to civil court hearings. The idea is to hit these taggers in their own wallets to discourage future acts of vandalism that cost both the city and property owners… Read more »

Don’t Let Graffiti Make Your Business Look Bad

Vandals have been tagging buildings with graffiti for years. It doesn’t matter if it is a bridge, a commercial building or a residence, graffiti seems to pop up everywhere you look. When your business’s building gets tagged with graffiti, it’s a big deal. You don’t want this vandalism to stay on your building, detracting from… Read more »

The Real Cost of Graffiti

Graffiti hurts everyone: homeowners, communities, businesses, schools and taxpayers. It is not a victimless crime and contributes to lost revenue associated with reduced ridership on transit systems, reduced retail sales and significant declines in property value. Even after initial removal, graffiti generates perceptions of blighted communities and associating with gang activity. So property values in… Read more »

Graffiti a Compromise to Quality of Life

Graffiti and vandalism are a serious issue across the bay area. The city of San Francisco alone spends over $20 million every single year on graffiti removal and cleanup. This doesn’t include all the private funds dumped into preserving private property and cleaning up the work of vandals. Private property owners having been victimized don’t… Read more »

Neighborhood Attention Determines Quality of Life

In 1982, the Broken Window Theory was born in the realm of social science. James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling proposed that broken or damaged windows for example that go unfixed send a message to potential vandals and criminals. These unrepaired windows signal that the property isn’t carefully cared for or monitored, making it… Read more »

Only You Can Prevent Damage to Your Home or Business

When your home or business is vandalized, little could possibly make you feel more violated. From graffiti to break-ins, vandalism can cause damage and emotional and financial distress. But with the right security measures, you can greatly reduce your chances of being vandalized. Light is a theft and crime deterrent, so adding it to the… Read more »

Is Graffiti Considered Vandalism?

Many people consider graffiti a gray area of vandalism. Some believe certain graffiti can enhance a neighborhood, and it’s a common topic of conversation in bars and cafes across San Francisco. But for the property owners whose buildings and neighborhoods are directly affected by graffiti, there is simply no room for debate. Graffiti is vandalism—plain… Read more »