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Welcome drop in antissocial behaviour
12:00pm Friday 21st September 2012 in News
POLICE in Hampshire have hailed a dramatic fall in anti-social behaviour offences over the last three months.
Statistics from June, July and August show a five per cent reduction in anti-social behaviour, a fall of 1,315 incidents, compared to figures from the same period last summer.
Street drinking was down by 38 per cent, rowdy and inconsiderate behaviour fell by 13 per cent, noise nuisance was down by seven per cent, littering fell by 14 percent and trespassing dropped by six per cent.
Inspector Mark Hull, who led the campaign, said: “The decrease in so many areas of anti-social behaviour reflects the efforts made by our Safer Neighbourhoods officers across the force, who have been conducting increased targeted patrols in hot spot areas as well as visits to schools and youth clubs ahead of the summer holidays.
“We have also been working closely with licensees to tackle underage drinking; and we have made use of our SpeedWatch schemes run by volunteers to address the rising complaints about vehicle nuisance.
Residents are urged to report any incidents of anti-social behaviour to the police on 101.