CPTED principles are effective in reducing the level of graffiti in an area.
A general overview of using CPTED to design environments to reduce graffiti from WA Police is available here.
The fences and exterior boundaries of homes and other buildings can be used to reduce a graffiti vandal's ease of offending, see Using landscaping and planting to reduce graffiti
Lighting can be beneficial or detrimental in reducing graffiti vandalism – it can deter vandals because they are ‘exposed’, while on the other hand it can encourage them because makes it easier for them to see. To use lighting to deter graffiti vandals see Using lighting and surveillance to reduce graffiti
There are surface coatings that can be applied and natural foliage that can be used as coverage reduce graffiti, protective coatings to reduce graffiti
The WA Police offer a Graffiti Management Toolkit that can be used across all levels of the community to assist various stakeholders in managing and preventing graffiti vandalism and evaluating applied interventions. The Graffiti Management Toolkit contains a range of information on current State Government initiatives, examples of "good practice" in graffiti management, templates/frameworks for strategies and proformas for evaluating graffiti related projects. Click HERE to download complete toolkit.
The WA Police Goodbye Graffiti website is at: http://www.goodbyegraffiti.wa.gov.au/ and their graffiti reduction strategy is at http://www.goodbyegraffiti.wa.gov.au/content.php?page=Strategy
For more information from the WA Police on other aspects of Designing out Crime see:
- What is Designing out Crime?
- Lighting for Crime Prevention
- Risk Assessment Help-sheet
- Crime and Safety Survey