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Content Research Graff

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Content Research-GraffitiWhat is graffiti?
Graffiti is writing, drawings or symbols which is applied on any surfaces without permission from the property owner. To create graffiti, vandals use a variety of materials, such as automotive car paint, spray paint, crayons and permanent ink.Etching surfaces is another way vandals destroy property. Graffiti can be doneanywhere, but some of the more popular area‘s are:
 public and private buildings
recreational facilities
Canada Post mailboxes
 playground equipment
 bridges and overpasses
 public transit property and vehicles.
Is graffiti seen as art or a nuisance?
In January, at the request of Councilwoman Paula Lantz, painted over graffiti on aFreeman Shoe Store wall.At the heart of the matter is whether Castillo’s and others graffiti constitute art. Itscreators say it is art, but police say it is vandalism that other people don’t want to see.And the city doesn’t have regulations on what kind of public art, including murals,should be allowed or banned.
To some artists graffiti is seen as art and values people who does graffiti but as long asit does not have fowl language or inappropriate language included in the graffitiwhich will not offend people. Fred Castañeda, 23, a graphic designer who is alsospray-painter on walls, said their critics dislike their artwork because they don’tunderstand it or think it’s gang-related. Castañeda and his friends are not gangmembers. Castañeda says instead of putting it on paper or canvas you put it on thewall.
Who does graffiti?
The most common taggers are young teenagers who are most likely to be related insome group or gang. And they usually only do this when they try to be cool or whenthey are copying someone like an adult or friend.
What is the average cost to the public from removing graffiti?http://www.ocregister.com/articles/graffiti-police-gang-2312107-city-tagging
The 2002/03 British Crime Survey estimates that there were 2.5 million incidents of vandalism against private property, nearly a quarter of all crimes reported through thesurvey which is about 24%. The total number of incidents of criminal damagereported through the BCS has been falling over the last four years.According to Home Office research in 2000, the total cost of incidents of criminaldamage in 1999-2000 was estimated to be £4.1 billion across England and Wales. Of this, the cost to the commercial and public sector was £2.6 billion and the cost toindividuals and households £1.5 billion. The total cost of trespass and vandalism areestimated to cost the rail industry more than £260 million every year.
Who is the most famous graffiti artist?
Banksy is a famous English graffiti artist. He was born in 1974 and raised in Bristol.The son of a photocopier technician, he trained as a butcher but became involved ingraffiti during the great Bristol aerosol boom of the late 1980s. Banksy does not sell photos of street graffiti. Art auctioneers have been known to attempt to sell his streetart on location and leave the problem of its removal in the hands of the winning

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