What is the problem with graffiti?
Often, it is associated with other crime and disorder problems, including littering and public urination. The use of graffiti to convey threats and keep turf boundaries clear is closely associated with gangs and gang violence.
Why is graffiti considered vandalism?
As graffiti doesn’t destroy public property, it can’t be classified as vandalism since the property is just embellished to look amazing. Because graffiti intentionally arranges elements in a way to affect the senses or emotions, it’s considered art.
Why does graffiti affect our community?
Public concern over graffiti is primarily due to several factors. Graffiti, one of the most visible forms of crime and disorder in a community, can become a visible indicator of disobedience, social decline, and antisocial behavior among youth.
What took place in 1990 with regards to the issue on graffiti?
In the 1990s there emerged a new form of graffiti, known as “tagging,” which entailed the repeated use of a single symbol or series of symbols to mark territory. Large elaborate multicoloured graffiti created with spray paint on building walls and subway cars came to define the urban landscape.
Are graffiti artists criminals?
Graffiti is renowned to be writings on the wall or other surfaces, often without permission. Once permission fails to be granted to the graffiti artist, authorities consider such acts as vandalism, which is a punishable crime.
Why do people do graffiti?
There are many possible purposes for graffiti: it can be to tell a story, highlight a certain moment in time where things went wrong or right, describe people, politics, culture, art, places and society together; express your self anonymously, or just be another art form.
Why graffiti is not a crime?
Because paint, spray paint, brushes, etc are not illegal – the crime often committed when deploying graffiti is vandalism. It is a form of theft. There is nothing inherently illegal about drawing a picture of a cat.
What age group does the most graffiti?
Preliminary graffiti research data from WA Police Force indicates the main offending age is between 12 to 25 years old from all socio-economic environments. The largest percentage of offenders are from mid to high-level income families with a median age of 15.