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Gunnarsson, Maria, 2011. Klotter och skadegörelse : metoder och tekniker som förebygger klotter och skadegörelse i offentliga miljöer. First cycle, G2E. Alnarp: SLU, Dept. of People and Society



The city’s public environments are meant to be perceived as safe and inviting areas to visit any time of the day. In recent decades the number of vandalism complaints has doubled and graffiti has become so common that it received a separate category in the crime statistics. With this type of impacts in the public environments the experience are precarious and a boring sight. It’s difficult to put a price tag on these types of crimes, the number of unreported cases suspected to be large. The Swedish associations of city council estimate that graffiti costs Swedish municipalities around 500 million Swedish kronor each year.
The purpose of this essay has been to summarize the strategies and techniques used to reduce vandalism and graffiti against public environments and how to combine them to solve a specific crime. The Swedish National Crime Prevention Council, BRÅ, have through different investigations gather the most common strategies and techniques used in Swedish municipalities. The statistics have also been used to systematize strategies against vandalism as both these types of crime, vandalism and graffiti, often have the same upcoming and can be solved using the same approach. BRÅ:s survey forms the basis for this work implementation.
The literature review shows that there are many ways working against graffiti and vandalism. For example graffiti removal to the rapid dissemination of information, monitoring and mapping of graffiti and/or vandal. There are little scientific evidence that supports the strategies and methods that are picked up, even if it is the most commonly used according to BRÅ:s study. The work is therefore based on experience-based materials, reports and newspapers.
This essay shows that there is no universal strategy or method that works in all situations and against both graffiti and vandalism. Usually a number of strategies and methods are combined to achieve the goal. The choice of strategy and technic depends on the unique situation and the general environmental conditions.

Main title:Klotter och skadegörelse
Subtitle:metoder och tekniker som förebygger klotter och skadegörelse i offentliga miljöer
Authors:Gunnarsson, Maria
Supervisor:Delshammar, Tim
Examiner:Lundqvist, Peter
Series:Självständigt arbete vid LTJ-fakulteten, SLU
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2011
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G2E
Student's programme affiliation:LK002 Study Programme in Business and Leadership 60 HEC
Supervising department:(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of People and Society
Keywords:Klotter, Skadegörelse, Offentliga miljöer
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Economics and management
Social sciences, humanities and education
Deposited On:08 Aug 2011 11:10
Metadata Last Modified:20 Apr 2012 14:21

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