Campaign targets graffiti crime

PEOPLE who illegally deface public places with graffiti on the Coffs Coast will be easier to catch, thanks to a new online campaign targeting ‘Graffiti Crime’ announced by Crime Stoppers yesterday.

The aim of the campaign is to make reporting the crime easier, encouraging the community to provide information to police that can assist with the detection and prevention of graffiti crime.

“In the fast-growing digital age we have to keep pace and make it easy for the community to be in contact with us,” Crime Stoppers CEO Peter Price said.

“With the assistance of Google, Crime Stoppers NSW has developed a new website and an online YouTube commercial to encourage people to tell the police what they know about graffiti crime.”

“It’s all about increasing our visibility online to report offline graffiti crime attacks. Everyone has a neighbour and if you know or you think your neighbour is causing damage to property in the area we would very much like to know about it.”

Graffiti crime costs taxpayers approximately $100 million annually.

You can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at www.nsw.crimstoppers.com.au or by calling 1800 333 000. If you are a victim of graffiti crime contact the Police Assistance Line on 131 444.

View the Crime Stopper YouTube commercial at http://www.youtube.com/user/FrankHardcase.



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