Graffiti and Anti-Social Behaviour

I read a little while ago that areas painted with graffiti are more likely to promote criminal behaviour.

Each week I find a different stolen or dumped item in the underpass.

There have been signs, computers, car parts…

This week, it was a sofa.




  5 comments for “Graffiti and Anti-Social Behaviour

  1. Curlydeb
    July 16, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    That looks nicer than our sofa! Where can I pick it up…?

  2. August 12, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    A connection between crime and graffiti? Too right. See below for some guys who went in for graffiti in really big way and at the same time committed crimes of neglect against humanity, eventually getting knocked off their perch.

    Read about them here:

    and see some of their mega graffiti here:

  3. bob
    August 21, 2012 at 9:00 am

    but some graffiti can be beautiful and is classed as art. i’m not talking about those who tag bus shelters and the like, that is criminal damage. but those with a real talent for it should be built up and not tore down.

    look at the back of anglia square, just passed surry chapel on the way out of the city. there is some really stunning street art there, being able to create light, shade, portraits in the way that they do is sme special.

    but, how to support it without giving those who just tag support now that is the difficult thing! – i have no idea! maybe as councils have done with skate parks have areas for street artists to paint and show thier art, however you’d still get tagging. should councils use some of the empty shops in the cities set up as galleries with artists who can use it for a month at the time, with the shops/gallery constantly evolving and painted over? – again i don’t know!

    as churches maybe we could support the artists by commissing them to paint our sunday school rooms…?

    but one thing i do know all these street artists are not the same and don’t deserved to be “painted with the same brush”.

  4. August 31, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Add a bit more furniture and you’ll have a set from 2001 :

  5. September 21, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    If graffiti is about leaving one’s signature behind for all to see, then we actually have quite a bit official graffiti gracing the surfaces of Norwich Central Baptist Church:

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