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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 03 Hansard (Thursday, 10 March 2005 2005) . . Page.. 946 ..


How many graffiti incidents were cleaned up within 24 hours of being reported in the years listed in part (1);

How many offenders have been (a) caught, (b) charged and (c) penalised or prosecuted for graffiti related offences in each of the years listed in part (1);

What was the average penalty given for graffiti related offences in each of the years listed in part (1).

Mr Hargreaves: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

Cost of graffiti Removal

YEAR

COST

2001 - 2002

$1,009,828

2002 - 2003

$1,031,453

2003 - 2004

$ 963,124

July – Dec 2004

$ 459,561

TOTAL

$3,463,966

Incidents of reported graffiti.

YEAR

NUMBER

2001 - 2002

15,292

2002 - 2003

16,599

2003 - 2004

13,218

July – Dec 2004

5,206

TOTAL

50,315

The graffiti removal contracts for government assets require all areas to be inspected weekly. Graffiti with offensive words or messages must be removed within 24 hours of observation or notification. All other graffiti must be removed within 3 days. Although less than 2% of the reported graffiti is offensive, more than 80% of all reported graffiti incidents are removed within 24 hours. The remainder, with the odd exception is removed within 3 days. The contracts require at least 95% compliance and this is being achieved.

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How Cleared

2001-2002

2002-2003

2003-2004

1 Jul-31 Dec 2004

Arrest

0

4

1

3

Caution

27

2

5

2

Charged Before Court

1

2

3

0

Diversionary Conference

4

0

2

0

Drug Diversion

0

0

0

2

Summons

8

2

7

1

VATAC*

1

0

0

0

TOTAL

41

10

18

8

* voluntary agreement to attend court.


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