Town Council members of Jackson Hole, Wyoming quickly learned that graffiti vandalism of any kind is no casual issue since a graffiti tag on its bus facility building is costing the city $45,000 to fix the problem. Public Works director Larry Pardee said that with a $13 million facility and building, the price may seem small but city officials know it hits the budget hard. This is yet another example as to how everyone pays for this crime as that money will come from tax payers. Incidents like this can make all of us curious how much money we put out every year in our own communities to fix tags in all places. Even in private businesses, the costs of removing or repairing graffiti, whether paint or etching, comes right out of the prices we all pay for goods and services. It is a crime on many fronts.

Source: Graffiti Hits Budget

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