Vandalism and Graffiti on Decline in Yakima
Yakima police say graffiti and other cases of vandalism are slowing down in the city. Police records show a 40 percent drop over the last four months. Lower level property crimes like graffiti, broken windows and other mischief fell from 151 incidents in March down to 94 so far this month. Yakima’s gang-free initiative group is trying to deal with the problem. It’s working to open a community center in September with hopes it will make a dent in these crimes and give both parents and kids help in dealing with area gangs and crime.