Preventing Salisbury, N.C. Style VANDALISM: Practical Measures Property Owners Can Utilize Anywhere

Posted on May 20, 2016



RFP Staff

Preventing Salisbury, N.C. Style VANDALISM: Practical Measures Property Owners Can Utilize Anywhere

Ah tis springtime in the Bury and the vandals are on the loose throughout the Downtown area, at Salisbury High, the Historic District–-just about anywhere someone can hurl a rock, point a spray paint can, set fire to a building, smash a car window, tip a gravestone or plunder a grave, key a car door, gang tag or graffiti up a wall, and fade quietly into the night. Salisbury is under siege-–the party is just getting started for teen and old head “rockers” and those who would use any building for their canvas or fire it up Salisbury style. Window and insurance company phones are about to ring off the hook. The price of doing business and just living day-to-day is going up as Salisbury’s army of angry young men and women head out to “paint the town” or send glass shards flying in all directions.

All is not lost in blighted Salisbury with it’s armada of abandoned buildings (900 last count), boring old mercantile buildings on Downtown’s Main Street begging for “art”, and an army of derelict vehicles on cinderblocks. There are certain measures universal to urban areas and even crossroad’s towns that can assist any property owner in cutting their losses. Having these measures in place can be the difference between staying open and putting plywood over your windows for the final time.

Preventing Salisbury, N.C. Style VANDALISM: Practical Measures Property Owners Can Utilize Anywhere

Urban.Org’s PREVENTING VANDALISM (PDF.):

http://www.urban.org/sites/default/files/alfresco/publication-pdfs/1001192-Preventing-Vandalism.PDF

Rutgers.Edu Vandalism:

http://crimeprevention.rutgers.edu/crime/vandalism/vandalism.htm

LAPDONLINE.ORG/Preving Vandalism:

http://www.lapdonline.org/crime_prevention/content_basic_view/1382

Vandalism Art:

Gang Tagged Kress Building a Chronic Target:

“Ghetto Girl” Gets the Big Payback:

Gang Tagged “Name Your Price” Salisbury Manse:

Rocked:

Suspicious Fire:

Cemetery Vandalism Sometimes Descends into Grave Robbery:

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