Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Graffiti Removal And Common Targets

The growing culture of graffiti is spreading everywhere. Graffiti requires simple tools like paints, sprayers, brushes and etching tools that are available in market cheaply. Most of the times, the sole purpose of graffiti is vandalism and vandals often target any property that comes under their eye sight. Identifying locations that are targeted by graffiti and graffiti removal as soon as it appears on the property is top priority of city authorities that see high rate of graffiti related offences.

Public property
Public properties have high frequency of population movement. Bus shelters, railway stations, subways, parks, auditorium walls, cinema halls and open theatres are usual targets of graffiti vandals. Open streets that are maintained by city authorities, freeways, traffic signals, heritage monuments, statues of leaders, bridges and flyovers are also common targets of graffiti offenders.

Offenders more often target same places to harass local authorities. Roads with long and wide barriers are used to paint graffiti. Light poles, sign boards, utility poles, billboards, trees and footpaths have become targets of small time and quick graffiti offenders. Schools, colleges and other educational institutes also become targets of graffiti when students of respective institutes protest against policies of management. It is estimated that about $12 billion is spent for graffiti removal in public spaces every year in USA alone.

Private property
Private properties are more often targeted if the owners of properties had some kind of clashes with graffiti offenders. Offenders paint graffiti on buildings, compound walls, windows, glass surfaces and barriers to impart maximum damage to private properties. Houses that are left inhabited for long time grab attention of graffiti offenders.

Dilapidated factories, abandoned bungalows or villas and properties without proper security have been targeted for graffiti as they have huge spaces to boast. Owners of private properties use several methods like pressure washing, chemicals and other methods for graffiti removal but persistence of graffiti offenders sometimes damages properties beyond repair.

Vehicles and transport
Vehicles become targets of graffiti when protests and rallies been held against authorities. Public transports such as railways, buses, metros and taxis are highly targeted vehicles by graffiti offenders. In case of private properties it's either for settling personal grudges or to damage the properties extensively.

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