Between July 2012 and June 2013 there were 3511 reported incidents of graffiti in the City, with 30 per cent of all incidents reported through the City of Perth’s Graffiti Hotline.
Ms Scaffidi said public art had been complementary in assisting the City’s comprehensive graffiti treatment program.
‘Public art and laneway murals, while not immune to graffiti vandalism are great tools in revitalising and rejuvenating the City’s public spaces,’ Ms Scaffidi said. ‘The increased public traffic and interest in these areas results in far less opportunities for vandals to graffiti.’
Ms Scaffidi said the City’s free graffiti removal hotline was meeting its target to remove graffiti within a short time frame.
‘The vast majority of removals are from private buildings and the City has been very successful in fulfilling its commitment to remove graffiti from council and privately owned buildings within 48 and 72 hours respectively,’ she said. ‘The City will continue to be diligent when targeting graffiti and I encourage any members of the public to report graffiti to our Graffiti Hotline on 1800 109 010.’