Monday, August 15, 2016

Can swift graffiti removal keep crime rates down?

Many cities aim to quickly remove graffiti vandalism. In fact, many cities have ordinances requiring its prompt removal.

A study has shown a connection among graffiti, trash, and street crime. Environments plagued by litter and graffiti encourage people to litter, trespass, and even steal. The study found people were twice as likely to steal money when surrounded by litter and graffiti compared to a cleaner environment.

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