Since the City of Wichita Falls started the graffiti abatement program officials say the amount of money spent removing it has decreased.
The city started the abatement program back in 2009.
That year officials say they spent more than $24,000 dollars removing graffiti from 72 properties.
That number has dropped over the years and officials say this year just $8,000 is budget to remove graffiti.
And according to officials their philosophy is working.
"The whole idea of graffiti abatement is hit it quick and it at least makes them think twice about it if their art work is not being displayed for very long then it's not worth doing it,' says Bobby Teague, administrator for Wichita Falls Building and Code.