But why is it difficult to deter these crimes: Quite simply, most vandalism, including graffiti and arson attacks, occur at night and on weekends when businesses are vacant. Many of the same precautions taken to discourage burglars may also discourage arsonists and vandals. By taking a few preventative steps, you can help curb these crimes against your business.
Cooperation between community members, business owners and government agencies is a key weapon against arson. Encourage your employees to report any information that would help in the investigation of arson-suspected fires. Support efforts to investigate, apprehend and prosecute arsonists. If you have information which may help apprehend an arsonist, call your Hayward Police Department immediately.
Most vandalism, including graffiti occurs in the evenings and on weekends—so set up prevention techniques accordingly.
For more information about crime prevention, contact our District Offices staff: