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Graffiti Removal Assistance
Fixing the "broken window"
To suggest other Graffiti Removal Organizations, send an email to suggestion@stophoustongangs.org


When discussing the consequences of graffiti vandalism, advisors often refer to "the broken window theory."  The unconscious connection between graffiti and more serious crimes hurts property values, business growth and tourism. Graffiti also attracts other forms of crime and street delinquency to the area; slowly replacing the sense of ownership once common among residents with fear, anxiety and frustration.

Abatement programs, however expensive, are necessary and should occur when possible within 24 to 48 hours of discovery

Graffiti Removal Organizations In The Houston Area

 

 

TEXAS STATE LAWS

Texas Penal Code §28.08 makes it a crime to intentionally or knowingly make markings with aerosol paint, indelible marker or an etching or engraving device on tangible property without consent of the owner. Markings can include inscriptions, slogans, drawings or paintings.

Penalties are assessed based on the amount of loss suffered by the property owner and may range from fines up to $2,000 and/or confinement for up to 180 days, up to fines of $10,000 and/or confinement for 5 to 99 years.

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