In order to streamline the reporting process for graffiti:
- call the Mayor’s Hotline, (402) 444-5555, when your property has been the target of the graffiti vandals.
- Remove graffiti as soon as you report it to the Mayor’s Hotline. This immediate removal sends a message to the vandals that you are not going to be apathetic about graffiti. Fast removal is key to keeping graffiti from proliferating.
Parents, students and teachers need to understand the seriousness of the graffiti problem, and the legal consequences. Remember, graffiti vandalism is a crime, and can be punishable with up to five years in prison, or $10,000 fine, or both!
The TEAM curriculum was expanded to include the topic of graffiti.
There is a strong link between graffiti and street violence. Wise people don’t engage in graffiti vandalism.
Approximately half the people arrested for graffiti are between the ages of 16 and 29. The rest are under the age of 16.