Why Is Graffiti Bad?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 16, 2020 11:46:55 AM ET
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Graffiti is considered bad because it is associated with broken window theory and other kinds of street crime. Graffiti is associated with gang activity and tagging behaviors whereby criminal groups indicate the areas they circulate by painting specific symbols on walls and other structures. Graffiti encourages littering, loitering and illegal behavior.