As part of our month long look into government data, we have created a viz that examines graffiti data posted by New York City on their Data Mine. The differences between boroughs is striking: Brooklyn has more graffiti incidents than Queens and Manhattan put together.
Looking at the boroughs by precinct across The Big Apple, one can quickly see that there are some differences in how graffiti is handled. For instance, Staten Island has very little graffiti, but the graffiti they do have lingers without cleanup for almost twice the citywide average. On the other side of the spectrum, Manhattan has over 2000 incidents of graffiti, but it is cleaned up in less than 17 days on average.