Graffiti

Graffiti is a property crime where an individual expresses themselves by writing, painting, or drawing on a structure or personal property without permission of the owner. Graffiti may also be known as vandalism, tagging or malicious mischief. The seriousness of the crime (felony or misdemeanor) is determined by how much damage is caused. The City of Seattle takes graffiti very seriously and has launched an aggressive anti-graffiti campaign http://www.seattle.gov/police/prevention/graffiti.htm.