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Graffiti Tracker Evaluation

The goal of the San Diego County Multi-Discipline Graffiti Abatement Program is to utilize technology (Graffiti Tracker) to better document graffiti and identify and convict the most prolific offenders regionally. The system may enhance law enforcement’s ability to identify graffiti taggers and gather evidence for prosecution of multiple acts of vandalism, which could result in longer sentences and larger fines, as well as serve as a deterrent to other individuals.

To determine if the anticipated benefits of Graffiti Tracker are realized, SANDAG conducted an evaluation to determine how implementation varied across the region and what the impact was for all agencies participating in the pilot program. The final report was completed in June 2012 and can be accessed below. Results from the evaluation include the number of incidents documented during the pilot program, as well as how many incidents were linked across jurisdictions, how many cases were solved, and how much restitution was ordered.

Project Manager

Dr. Cynthia Burke, Director, Criminal Justice Research Division
Phone: (619) 699-1910, Email:

For media inquiries, please contact the SANDAG Public Information Office at (619) 699-1950 or