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How to prevent graffiti

Tips for Graffiti Prevention
To step up graffiti prevention efforts, consider the following:

  1. Keep up the neighborhood
    Make every effort to keep the appearance of a neighborhood clean and neat.1Remove litter and trash, fix broken fences, trim landscape, and ensure all lighting is working properly. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, an exterior appearance that suggests apathy and neglect attracts vandals.2
  2. Remove graffiti promptly
    Rapid removal of graffiti is an effective prevention tool. Data shows that removal within 24 to 48 hours results in a nearly zero rate of recurrence.3 Most Keep America Beautiful affiliates credit the reduction in graffiti in their communities to rapid removal.4
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