- Most tagging is caused by spray paint cans or feltpens
- One spray can, can cause over $7000 worth of damage
- One spray can is good for 500 'hits' (tags)
- 95% of tagging offenders are under the age of 17
- Hamilton City Council currently spends approximately $700,000 dollars per year on graffiti eradication.
0800 TAGBUSTERS - Council's tagging report hotline
Avoid being a target
- Paint your fences and walls in dark colours that will cover in one coat: Unpainted fences are a great target for taggers.
- Plant small trees or shrubs along fence lines to minimise surfaces that can be vandalised.
- Remove tagging as soon as it appears, preferrably within 24 hours: By taking action quickly and removing the tagging, offenders are discouraged if you deny them exposure they are seeking.
- Keep a small quantity of the paint used to paint your fence or walls: In the event that you are tagged, you can quickly remove the tagging with the paint you have saved.
- Join a Neighbourhood Support Group: Contact your local community constable who can assist you in contacting your nearest group. Call the Hamilton Police on 07 858 6200 for the community constable in your area.
Report it, remove it
- Physical description of the offender
- Description of the tagging ( such as paint, words, colour, etc )
- Record vehicle number plates and descriptions
- Take photographs that clearly show the tagging
Page reviewed: 25 Jun 2019 12:04pm