Yearly Archives: 2011

Police, transit and bylaw officers combine forces to fight graffiti; Team will share information, publicize crimes

An 18-year-old man who is alleged to have defaced a war memorial is the first person caught by a new graffiti artist investigations team that aims to crack down on vandals. Police, Calgary Transit and animal and bylaw services announced…

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Calgary launches task force to curb graffiti vandalism

The city is sending a message to graffiti vandals following the arrest of a man believed to be responsible for defacing a war memorial. A warship at the Calgary Soldier’s Memorial in the 1100 block ofMemorial Drivewas spray painted sometime…

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Removing graffiti quickly

Taggers aren’t getting a chance to admire their handiwork for long in Calgary, with a city graffiti abatement program proving so successful that 15,000 square metres have been cleaned or painted over so far this year. The program was installed…

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Awash in Options

Residents victimized by graffiti vandals can continue dialing the city for help after a council committee endorsed a recommendation to keep a pilot program going. Bylaw boss Bill Bruce said people who have their properties tagged have the option to…

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Weir targeted by vandals

Concerned citizens are sounding the alarm because the Bow River’s weir is becoming a favorite target of graffiti vandals. Sandy Stead, a member of the City of Calgary’s Weir Management Committee, said since Parks Foundation Calgary took over responsibility for the weir,…

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Calgary teen charged with widespread graffiti – CBC News

Police have charged a teenager in connection to hundreds of graffiti incidents in Calgary. The 17-year-old male was arrested at his southeast school on Wednesday afternoon. Police said he’s suspected of having committed more than 100 separate acts of graffiti…

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Writing is on the wall for youngsters involved in graffiti, police officer says – Edmonton Journal

If a boy doodles graffiti sketches at the back of the classroom, that should be as clear a warning sign as if he brought a knife to school, argues Sgt. Val Spicer, a presenter at Edmonton’s two-day anti-graffiti conference that…

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University of Queensland: Graffiti Study

Family and individual characteristics of a community sample of adolescents who graffiti Professor Graham Martin of the University of Queensland studied young taggers in 2003, utilizing a questionnaire he focused on measuring perceived academic performance, general family functioning, parental care, overprotection and…

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University of Gronungen (Netherlands): Social Disorder Study

The Spreading of Disorder Abstract: Imagine that the neighborhood you are living in is covered with graffiti, litter, and unreturned shopping carts. Would this reality cause you to litter more, trespass, or even steal? A thesis known as the broken…

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SFU: Graffiti Study

Couch Surfing in Vancouver: An aggregate study of the Vancouver Graffiti Suspect Network Abstract: In the 1970s, a new form of graffiti emerged. By the mid 1980s it had surfaced in other urban centers. This new phenomenon, referred to as…

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