Graffiti vandalism is conservatively estimated to cost WA taxpayers over $25 million per year. Research has identified graffiti as the second greatest concern to the wider community and the presence of graffiti adversely affects public perceptions of safety. Graffiti offending is a gateway crime and recidivist offenders regularly engage in other criminal behaviour.
The State Graffiti Taskforce is committed to reducing graffiti vandalism through its Tough on Graffiti initiatives.
The three key goals are:
1. Decrease the number of graffiti vandalism offenders
2. To keep neighbourhoods free from graffiti vandalism
3. To ensure all graffiti vandalism is reported
Report & Remove Graffiti
You can help by reporting any acts of graffiti vandalism against public assets, community facilities or private property.
- If you know a graffiti vandal, you can report them anonymously to Crime Stoppers. Rewards are payable.
- Clean up incidents of graffiti vandalism and notify police on 131 444 the incident has occurred. Many local governments offer a free graffiti removal service or expert advice.
The WA Police Force undertakes graffiti investigations, also focusing on community (and student) education and crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED).