Decline in graffiti in North Somerset

Colombo Crescent was the most targeted street by vandals. Picture: Google Maps

Colombo Crescent was the most targeted street by vandals. Picture: Google Maps - Credit: Archant

Graffiti adorning buildings without permission has become less common in North Somerset in the past decade.

A freedom of information request submitted to North Somerset Council has shown fewer vandals are spraying messages and drawings.

Just 19 reports of graffiti were recorded by the council this financial year, with only 28 recorded from 2017-18.

This is much fewer than in previous years, such as 2010-11 and 2011-12 when 121 and 147 pieces of graffiti were recorded by the authority.

The council recorded 22 reports of obscene graffiti since 2008, while 19 racist tags were reported – although none have been found in the past three years.

Colombo Crescent, in Weston, was the most targeted by vandals with 17 incidents recorded, and the Boulevard, High Street and Woolford Avenue also made the top 10.

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