Intentional Damage or Graffiti

The NSW Police Force Community Portal accepts Intentional Damage reports where a person intentionally or recklessly destroys or damages property belonging to another.

What is Intentional Damage?

The NSW Police Force Community Portal accepts Intentional Damage reports where a person intentionally or recklessly destroys or damages property belonging to another.

This damage may be partial damage or damage that destroys the property entirely.

Is there a minimum financial amount that can be reported?

The NSW Police Force Community Portal does not have a minimum or maximum financial amount restricting the reports that can be submitted.

Why should I take a photograph of damaged property and attach it?

All of the reports submitted and accepted on the NSW Police Force Community Portal become official police reports.

This means that police will be able to view the report and see the photograph that is uploaded.

If any further information comes to light to allow police to begin an investigation, the attachment that is uploaded may be used as evidence.

Can I report any Graffiti I see?

You can submit reports for the NSW Police Force Community Portal on behalf of another person or an organisation.

However, making a police report is the responsibility of an interested person or organisation.  That organisation or person may request you to submit this report.

This could be an employee or representative of a business/organisation or for personal property a relative, friend or carer.

If you intend to submit the report on behalf of an organisation or another person, ensure you have authority or consent to do this.

This will ensure the NSW Police Force do not receive multiple reports for the same incident.

Why should I take a photograph of the Graffiti and attach it?

All of the reports submitted and accepted on the NSW Police Force Community Portal become official police reports.

This means that Police will be able to view the report and see the photograph that is uploaded.

Police keep track of graffiti ‘tags’ for the purpose of working towards identifying graffiti offenders.

How can I stop or reduce the Graffiti in my area?

  1. Recognise Graffiti is a crime! Don’t become immune to its presence.
  2. Report Graffiti through the NSW Police Force Community Portal or other NSW Police Force channel.
  3. Remove the graffiti as quickly as possible. Graffiti vandals may seek recognition and attention from their peers. Graffiti that is not removed quickly will often have further graffiti near the original site. Quick removal of graffiti may deter future graffiti crime as offenders do not receive the recognition from other graffiti offenders.

What do I do if I see Graffiti on my property?

If you find graffiti on your property, your first priority should be to report this through the NSW Police Force Community Portal or other police reporting channel.

This is easily completed after registering with Service NSW and linking with the NSW Police Force or logging in with an existing account.

After the graffiti is reported, it is important to remove this graffiti.  If graffiti is left in an area, more graffiti often appears. Removing the graffiti quickly can often act as a deterrent for graffiti offenders as their crime is not seen by their peers.