A NEW report from Structural Repairs has revealed that Tamworth Council recorded 390 incidents of graffiti last year and removal costs of £15,000.
In August and September 2020, the structural repair specialists requested data from 381 councils in the UK.
By using Freedom of Information and Environmental Information Regulation requests, the councils were asked to provide the number of graffiti incidents recorded, and the amount spent on graffiti removal, in 2019.
Out of all council responses, this is the 32nd highest number of incidents.
The council with the highest number of graffiti incidents was Hackney with 29,236, and Glasgow City forked out £649,914 on graffiti removal costs.
Out of 381 councils that were surveyed for information 200 councils provided the number of graffiti incidents, 113 councils provided the amount spent on graffiti removal.
There were 32 councils who do not record the number of graffiti incidents and 38 councils do not record the cost to remove graffiti.
Graffiti was included as a part of the overall street cleaning service/contract for 115 councils, and as a result cannot extract either the graffiti incidents or costs, or both. At the time of publication 107 councils are yet to provide a response.
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The full findings can be found here.