Graffiti Abatement Services

In order for gang prevention to succeed, communities must actively resist the influences of gang culture. When graffiti remains in a neighborhood, it sends a message that the community accepts gang activity. Graffiti should be reported promptly by community members, property owners and business owners, so that it can be removed immediately.

In an effort to keep our communities safe and gangfree, we contract with both the City and County of Los Angeles to offer a comprehensive Graffiti Abatement service to remove gang graffiti and tags. Our trucks are in the communities we serve seven days a week, taking down graffiti and removing the signs of vandalism.

Service Details

Our graffiti abatement crews eliminate over 6.5 million square feet of graffiti annually on walls, light posts, alleys, parks, businesses, and private residences. Crews are made up of our employees and volunteers referred by the courts. Graffiti crew supervisors provide more than 20,000 person hours of court referral supervision each year.

Communities We Serve

Currently, our graffiti abatement service is available in:

  • Boyle Heights
  • Harbor City
  • Harbor Gateway
  • LA Arts District
  • San Pedro
  • Watts
  • Wilmington
  • South Los Angeles
  • Downtown Los Angeles
  • Hacienda Heights
  • Rowland Heights
  • Whittier

Abatement Requests Fulfilled

Each year, we fulfill tens of thousands of clean up requests. In 2018-2019, we fulfilled over 77,000.

For more information about graffiti abatement services, email us at contact@gangfree.org or call (888) 293-9323.

To Report Graffiti in Your Neighborhood:

City of Los Angeles residents should call

311

or submit an online claim:
 City of Los Angeles

County of Los Angeles residents can call

(800) 675-4357

Or submit a request at:

Online Claim Form

Graffiti and Illegal Dumping Apprehension Award

The City of Los Angeles offers a reward for information resulting in the identification, apprehension and conviction or final adjudication of persons committing the act of graffiti vandalism or illegal dumping.

Click here to visit the LAPD’s web site for more details.