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Stop Quality of Life Crimes

Stop Quality of Life Crimes

To stop quality-of-life crimes, a community must understand the crimes. All people desire to have a quality life. The details that go into what defines quality are different from one person to another person.  However, most people agree on the details that take qualities-of-life away such as sickness, lack of food, or lack of shelter. But what about a community?

What qualities of life should a community aspire to have? Most people would agree a thriving community is safe, has nice parks, and clean public areas to enjoy. There are concerns that hurt a community’s quality of life.

These concerns come in the form of graffiti, vandalism, and illegal dumping.  Graffiti and vandalism bring an atmosphere of danger and heighten alertness, the opposite of feelings of safety.  And Illegal dumping, besides the blight, introduces disease and toxic pollution, which can cause illness.

If a community wants to provide quality-of-life to its citizens’, then the community must place these concerns in the discussion.

End the cycle of quality-of-life crimes!

 

Save Parks from Graffiti and Vandalism

Save Parks from Graffiti and Vandalism

Public parks are “a key part of the public health system.” When people have parks, they do not really think about the impact that it has on their community because they take it for granted. However, when parks are absent from a community or are in poor condition, it is painfully noticeable. Parks play a vital role in improving the overall quality of life for the residents of a community. It is at parks that people are introduced to one another, allowing for communal bonds to form. Activities like sports and arts programs at parks provide a space for residents to gather and mutually contribute to the other’s health. The condition of a park will mirror, and heavily influence the overall condition of a community. Protecting parks is thus a crucial task for both community residents and municipalities.

The greatest dangers to a park’s well being are graffiti and vandalism. The reason why graffiti and vandalism are such a threat to parks is because they are visible signs of disorder which send cues to the surrounding community that a park is in decline. If such visible crimes are not swiftly dealt with and prevented, a park is sure to suffer. If crime is apparent in a park, residents will no longer feel safe enough to frequent the park which will lead to a decline in the residents’ health and communal bonds.

The best way to protect a park is by preventing visibly depreciative crimes from ever occurring. The best way to prevent crime is to establish an air-tight security system which will detect and ward off all would-be criminals. Crime deterrent cameras are designed to do exactly that. The first and most important step a community can take in guarding its parks is implementing Crime Deterrent Cameras. Parks are worth saving!

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Save the Parks and Stop Graffiti

Save the Parks and Stop Graffiti

Parks are a wonderful place to get some free exercise, for families to spend quality time together, or for sports games. Parks are a natural and light-hearted channel of social interaction between neighbors. Also, parks raise the property value of nearby homes. Put simply, communities are far better off with parks than without. Communities have a lot to lose if their parks descend into disorder and violence.

One of the primary catalysts of a park’s descent into disorder is graffiti. Graffiti in parks acts as a sign of disorder which broadcasts a message to both innocent citizens and vile criminals. That message is that no one is protecting the park and that criminals can do as they wish without fear of facing negative repercussions of their actions. Graffiti makes law-abiding citizens feel vulnerable to criminal activity and makes criminals feel invulnerable to law enforcement. The fear that graffiti in parks causes among residents effectively drives them away from parks. When parks are left vacant by law abiding citizens, criminal activity then flourishes and grows more serious. Therefore, the perception of lawlessness that graffiti fosters eventually evolves into literal lawlessness.

Communities need to rid their parks of graffiti if they want to enjoy the numerous and lucrative benefits that the parks bring. The problem is that parks are incredibly difficult to police. Parks can be large with many nooks and crannies for criminals to operate in, not to mention that most parks lack walls or fences. Neither police nor park rangers can adequately patrol parks to prevent graffiti vandals from committing their crimes. Only with the aid of graffiti cameras, can parks obtain the level of surveillance necessary to ward off and capture graffiti vandals.  Vandals have no chance against graffiti cameras.

Save the parks and stop graffiti.

 

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Brief History of Graffiti and the Negative Effects

Brief History of Graffiti and the Negative Effects

Graffiti is a controversial matter, especially in the United States. Many people see graffiti as a culturally significant artform that brings vibrancy to communities. Others see graffiti as a stain on what would otherwise be pristine and respectable communities. Interestingly, the term graffiti is an Italian word. Graffiti is actually the plural form of the mid-19th century Italian word “graffito,” meaning, “a scratch.” Ancient forms of graffiti can be seen scratched into stonewalls in Egypt, Greece, and Rome. The style of graffiti we are familiar with today began in New York in the late 1960s, being heavily influenced by hip-hop culture. Contemporary graffiti began with the underlying desire for artists to have their work seen by as many people as possible by tagging popular buildings and trains. This dream was made possible with the invention of the aerosol spray can, so that no subway car or freight train was safe from graffiti.

Although the original intentions of graffiti artist may be to express one’s art and brighten up a bland and dirty city, graffiti has become a stubborn blight on communities. Most graffiti is crude and sloppy. Most people see graffiti as a bad omen of gang activity encroaching on a community’s peaceful existence rather than art. Far from improving a space, graffiti often drains a community’s finances by depreciating nearby property values and forcing the government to use taxpayer dollars to clean up the graffiti. Both patrons and employees feel threatened by the presence of graffiti near the workplace, which can seriously hamper the success of a business.

Graffiti must be stopped. The most effective way to stop graffiti from occurring is by installing anti-graffiti cameras, specially designed to deter this unwanted criminal activity. Most graffiti “artists” believe that they can operate with impunity, but if that belief is debunked, they will be seriously deterred from committing any crime. Anti-Graffiti Cameras are designed to both ward off would-be criminals and identify criminals who choose to follow through on their destructive intentions. There is no better solution to stop graffiti than Anti-Graffiti Cameras.

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