Why should I be concerned about graffiti?
Graffiti is a serious problem that can affect all members of a community. The effects of graffiti include:
- The costs of repairing the damage, often at the taxpayer’s expense.
- A decrease in property values for affected neighborhoods.
- The loss of customers for businesses from the negative image that graffiti generates.
- The message sent to others that the community is in decline or impacted by serious crime.
How can I report graffiti?
You can help reduce graffiti by immediately reporting all graffiti sightings. The faster graffiti is cleaned up, the less likely the person responsible will want to go back to that location and do it again. If you aren’t able to remove or cover graffiti on your own, you can contact the Chehalis Police Department to find out what resources are available to help you.
What if I see someone committing graffiti vandalism?
While most graffiti is done by teens and young adults, graffiti vandalism is not just a harmless prank. Graffiti vandals are often involved in other serious criminal activity. If you witness an act of graffiti vandalism in progress, call the Lewis County Dispatch Center at (360) 740-1105.