Murals fight Crime!
Yes it has been PROVEN that murals cut drime – even violent crime!
Will Atlanta be the next mural city?
The University of Philadelphia has been running a 25 years study and has produced some incredible results. After 25 years its easy to se the positive results are still working for the entire Philly area and its residents.
Plan to spend a few minutes looking a the interactive pamphlet and you too will see just how important art is to our wellbeing and safety.
The Mural Arts Program (MAP) began in 1984 as a program for the youths in the Anti-Graffiti Network of Philadelphia. Although it was intended to be a 6 week program, 25 years later, it is still serving its original purpose using the creation of murals to battle crime and positively influence Philadelphia communities. MAP has a number of programs which offer troubled youth and inmates at local correctional facilities opportunities to develop social skills, discuss the effects of crime and help restore communities that they had negatively affected through their crime. The murals have become a symbol of the city.