SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) - More than a thousand graffiti sites were cleaned up in Sioux City last year.
And city officials want everyone to know the fight against it is still going.
Wednesday, the Sioux City Neighborhood Network thanked those that have helped since the "Graffiti Removal Closet" project began.
The Missouri River Historical District provided a 10 thousand dollar grant to help purchase graffiti removal materials for the project.
Authorities say it's important to keep fighting and reporting graffiti.
"The main goal is to cover it up as quickly as possible. One of those reasons is because the longer the graffiti stays up there, it's the whole broken window theory. That people just think that it's okay and then you have rival gangs coming in and try to counter it," said, Lt. Lisa Claeys of the Sioux City Police Department.
If you spot graffiti, call the Sioux City Police department.