Graffiti and Tagging
Graffiti is advertising of gangs. It is used to claim territory, challenge and disrespect rival gangs, show respect for fallen members, and show strength by listing its members.
"Taggers" (graffiti vandals) create ornate and detailed graffiti to show their talent and ability to get away with tagging.
It is imperative that graffiti be removed quickly, after it is reported to police and photographed.