Graffiti in New York City isn’t anything new. It’s an “broken windows” indicator about the quality of a neighborhood, but now it seems to be spreading almost overnight. While arrests for graffiti rose 4% during the year, it’s not stopping the amount of graffiti popping up. Graffiti-Free NYC has a partnership with the city to clean up the vandalism and over the past 6 years have cleaned 170 million square feet and 82,644 incidents of graffiti. However, even coupled with the city’s 311 reporting system and the NYPD, it’s still not enough to battle the rise.
Source: NYC Graffiti