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  Better-off kids turn to graffiti
Updated 07 May 2002, 15.35

Posh kids are covering our cities with loads more graffiti than they used to.

It used to be kids who came from poorer or more deprived families who were mainly responsible.

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But British Transport Police have said kids from better-off families are now "turning to graffiti as a pastime."

Scrubbing it off!

The London Assembly - the people responsible for running the city - have calculated that graffiti costs the city 100 million.

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That's 10 times higher than previously thought.

7 million is spent on cleaning the graffiti from places such as hospitals, schools and businesses.

And transport companies spend another 6 million on scrubbing it off trains and buses.

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