Seems like Prague is not alone in battling a graffiti problem. That’s good news in a way. At least we know that unsightly graffiti scrawled on beautiful new facades of historical buildings are not a Prague specialty and that vandals can – unfortunately – be found everywhere. There’s also another benefit to the international character of graffiti vandalism. Cities can share strategies and experiences in their efforts to keep walls clean.
An article that came out yesterday talks about a new set of high-tech tools that many U.S. cities have purchased and are using successfully in reducing the incidence of graffiti vandalism and increasing the rate of arrests and fines. I wish the City of Prague took a similar approach. Judging from the ever present scrawls around the city center (take Ječná Street for example), it seems that nothing much is being done about the graffiti problem in Prague.