How can I prevent graffiti?

Graffiti is generally a crime of opportunity. Homeowners, property owners and business owners can use a variety of lighting and design to prevent graffiti. Using downward exterior lighting to illuminate dark areas and planting shrubs or trees to reduce access can help. Most importantly taking pride in the area you live in by practicing any of these measures/3 R’s will reduce the crime in our community.   

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1. What is graffiti?
2. What should I do if I see someone creating graffiti?
3. Who is responsible for removing graffiti?
4. Will the City remove the graffiti for me?
5. What if I know someone who creates graffiti?
6. How can I prevent graffiti?
7. Who else can I report graffiti to?