Graffiti vandalists across Townsville are taking money from your wallet, one spray at a time.
The numbers have been crunched and we can report that locals spraying up the town are costing ratepayers almost one thousand dollars each week.
Looking over the last financial year, more than $50,000 of rate payer's money was spent on the issue.
There were 263 incident reports of vandalism in the 2017-2018 financial year, a huge drop from 600 in 2016.
Council say the reduction in attacks is thanks to the professional street art that has been splashed on walls across the CBD and Townsville suburbs.
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