GRAFFITI appears on one in eight Welsh streets, figures obtained by the Welsh Conservatives reveal.
The figures show on average 12% of streets around the country show evidence of graffiti.
In Wrexham the figure is 10.2% and in Flintshire 10.9%.
Shadow Local Government Minister Darren Millar said: “These figures make very sad reading. People should have pride in where they live and be able to feel safe on the streets.
“If they are blighted by graffiti this sends out entirely the wrong message to both locals and visitors alike.
“Recent figures show cleaning up graffiti costs local authorities more than £1m a year.”