What do you do if you see graffiti?
Anyone can report acts of graffiti vandalism against public property, community facilities or private property.
If graffiti vandalism occurs on your own property or a property for which you are responsible, you should report the incident as soon as possible. If you are the victim of graffiti vandalism or wish to inform the relevant authority or property owner for clean-up, you can report graffiti via the Goodbye Graffiti website online report form.
If a report of graffiti vandalism results in the offender being prosecuted, a reward is available to the person who provided that information. In a recent case, a reward was paid to a community-minded citizen whose evidence led to a graffiti vandal being apprehended, having caused more than $8,000 worth of damage. Find out more about the Goodbye Graffiti Rewards here.
People can also report suspicious activity or criminal behaviour to Crime Stoppers WA and remain anonymous by calling 1800 333 000 or sending in an online report at www.crimestopperswa.com.au. Information given to Crimestoppers helps WA Police to catch offenders, including graffiti vandals.
The Goodbye Graffiti website, which is an initiative of the WA Police, includes information on the following:
- Graffiti removal – information on the most effective methods of removing graffiti, including the success of the rapid removal strategy.
- Graffiti prevention – information on ‘Designing out Crime’, a prevention strategy for crimes such as graffiti
- Graffiti management – details for local Councils, businesses, schools and private property owners.