In 2006, the city of Las Vegas spent more than $111,158 on paint and supplies and $571,609 in labor to clean up 63,060 occurrences of graffiti. Graffiti is a growing problem throughout the city and the city needs your help in reporting these crimes.
Here’s how you can help:
If you come across a person tagging property, immediately call 9-1-1 so that a police officer can be dispatched to the area and hopefully catch the criminal in the act.
If you come across graffiti, but the tagger is no longer there, either call the city’s Graffiti Hotline at 229-6615 or request help online.
If you would like to turn in the name of a person you believe to be involved in graffiti, call Crime Stoppers of Nevada at 385-5555. Calls are anonymous and tips leading to a successful arrest may result in rewards up to $500.
Watch this video (6:41) to learn how you can help erase graffiti.
For more information, contact the following agencies:
• Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
• Clark County / Southern Nevada Graffiti Coalition