Realizing it’s not “just graffiti”, the Graffiti Hotline Committee was formed in 1995, when PCA business leaders saw a rise in graffiti throughout the city and recognized its negative impact on economic investment. Over the years, the Committee has developed a direct relationship with the Phoenix Police Department and Maricopa County officials in promoting awareness and coordinating reward monies on a quarterly basis. By encouraging graffiti reporting at the individual and neighborhood level, 2,250 successful arrests have been made, amounting to nearly $281,000 in rewards to date. Police department cases cleared total 2,610, of which 350 were gang related. The long-term vision of this Committee is to combat graffiti in the Downtown Core and surrounding areas, in addition to increasing communication with the Phoenix Police Department, Maricopa County, local school districts, and neighborhood groups.
Continuing to work with the Phoenix Police Department in providing rewards for successful arrests and de-escalating the spiral toward more violent crimes
For prospective Members, this Committee offers a chance to collaborate with local law enforcement and county officials in removing graffiti from city streets, identifying and prosecuting vandals, educating local youth about graffiti and the damage it does to communities.
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