Graffiti

Graffiti Prevention

The most effective way to prevent graffiti is to remove it promptly. While this may be difficult, studies show that removal within 24 to 48 hours results in a nearly zero rate of reoccurrence. Consistent enforcement of local ordinances with strict penalties for graffiti vandalism is also effective. In Riverside, residents can report graffiti by dialing 311 from a local phone.

youth involved in gang activity Why does graffiti appear?
Graffiti is done for a variety of reasons. Vandals may be rebelling against authority or seeking fame and recognition through graffiti. Gangs use graffiti to establish territory. Graffiti may also be done as a result of peer pressure or by vandals who falsely believe that graffiti is art.

Education, Eradication and Enforcement

Educate: Educate youth about the personal and community impacts of graffiti vandalism. Read More...

Eradicate: Report graffiti on public surfaces promptly for removal by calling 3-1-1. Remove graffiti on private property quickly. Read More...

Enforce: Report graffiti crimes in progress by calling 9-1-1. Information that leads to an arrest can lead to a $1,000 reward. Read More...

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  • City of Riverside Trash Truck
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Other Graffiti Resources
Graffiti Clean-up Request

From Outside Riverside
Call 951.826.5311

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General Information
Address:
3900 Main St. 4th Floor
Riverside, CA 92522

Phone: (951) 351-6128

Hours
Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm
Closed on Weekends and Major Holidays*
* Graffiti Removal Crews work 7 days per week
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