Graffiti complaints have increased 14 percent this year
New York City residents are filing more graffiti complaints this year.
According to the New York Post complaints are up about 5 percent overall from last year.
The total is about 4,167 so far.
Complaints are up about 14 percent in Manhattan South. That area stretches from Battery Park to 59th Street.
NYPD spokesman Stephen Davis says taggers compete to have their graffiti seen. He says painting over is a deterrent.