Graffiti consists of any figures, letters or drawings that are applied, scribbled, scratched, etched, sprayed or attached to the surface of any premises, structure or other property. It can ruin the natural beauty of a city, and can often be profane, obscene and offensive. As a citizen, you can help manage graffiti where you live by recording, reporting and removing the graffiti.
The best way to prevent graffiti from spreading is to remove it right away. Statistics show fast removal deters repeat offences. Persistence pays off. It may take several paint-overs before the tagging will cease, but eventually, vandals will get the message that graffiti is not tolerated in your neighbourhood.
If you see old graffiti that has not been cleaned up, you can report it online.