The City of Fayetteville is reporting a 14 percent increase in vandalism (including graffiti) in the last year, with a major spike in the summer months when most were out of school or working from home.
Police are encouraging others to be vigilant and aware - reporting what they see happening in real time.
The City of Fayetteville is responsible for any vandalism of city property. However, anything left on private property is left to the property owner. -KNWA/Fox 24
Sgt. Anthony Murphy with FPD says the police will help assist private property owners if they need help removing graffiti from their property.
Murphy also mentioned that it is important for private property owners to clean up the graffiti as soon as possible, before it leads to more vandalism.