What information is helpful to report

Before you take action, make sure it's safe to do so - remember if someone is graffitiing they are unlikely to welcome people observing them or taking notes.

Please be as descriptive as possible about the graffiti and where it is.


  • Location - for example what's the street, town, grid reference, and is it near a certain landmark?
  • What is the graffiti on. Is it on a private or council house, is it a business property or bench?
  • Is the graffiti high up / out of reach?


  • A general description of the graffiti, such as size
  • Is the graffiti racist, political, or offensive?

If you saw someone graffitiing

  • Who was with you?
  • Who did you see?
  • How many people did you see?
  • Did you recognise any of them?
  • Can you describe them, for example gender, hair colour, distinguishing features?