The ongoing debate over whether graffiti should be considered art has not made any strides in making the act any less illegal. According to Texas law, defacing a property owner's land without their permission is a crime.
A new study from the RAND Corporation shows that young adults under the age of 26 are far more likely to be arrested than people in older generations. These alarming arrest rates are accompanied by lower rates of employment, lower income and less of a chance of being married. These findings come from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, a long-running survey that gathers information from more than 5,000 families and 35,000 individuals in Texas and other states.