Graffiti may be done with an aerosol paint container, felt tip marker, paint stick, etching tool, or adhesive materials. It also includes stickers or items capable of scarring or otherwise defacing glass, metal, concrete or wood.
Taking proactive measures to help prevent graffiti vandalism is an important tool in the effort to eradicate graffiti. Homeowners, businesses, landlords, and developers can take preventive measures to reduce and or eliminate graffiti vandalism from their property. Generally, these measures include the following:
If you have been a victim of graffiti vandalism, follow the three R's:
File a report as soon as possible by contacting the non-emergency police number, 210-207-SAPD (210-207-7273).
Take a picture of the graffiti (for homeowner's insurance and/or police report).
Remove the graffiti from your property within 72 hours to prevent graffiti from spreading and reoccurring.
Report graffiti on City property: