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Figures show large drop in anti-social behaviour in Cumbria

ANTI-SOCIAL behaviour in Cumbria has dropped by more than a third, according to figures released by police.

The number of incidents of anti-social behaviour have fallen from 37,176, with 12,231 incidents of youth anti-social behaviour in 2009 to 2010, to 23,856 adult incidents and 4,739 youth incidents in 2013 to 2014. This represents a fall of 35.8 per cent.

However, despite the dramatic fall in incidents Cumbria police have the 10th highest figures for anti-social behaviour out of England and Wales’ 42 forces.

Figures due to be reviewed at the Cumbria police and crime commissioner’s executive panel on Wednesday, show 73 per cent of all calls regarding anti-social behaviour in 2013 to 2014 were for nuisance, while 24 per cent were the result of personal issues and three per cent environmental issues.

Of the 23,856 incidents last year, 3,872 were alcohol-related – in South Cumbria there was a total of 8,305 adult incidents and 1,310 were alcohol-related.

Last year, in South Cumbria there were 4,739 youth incidents, 236 were alcohol related.

In 2010 there were 10,938 adult incidents in South Cumbria, of which 1,617 were alcohol-related. For the same period, 315 of 3,501 youth incidents were alcohol-related.

The report said: “Each neighbourhood policing team has local priorities which have been identified following consultation with the community.

“The majority of these priorities relate to antisocial behaviour.

“Police officers work with the community and partners to problem solve these local issues throughout the year.

“Members of staff from within the constabulary met with a number of victims of antisocial behaviour across Cumbria to capture a detailed understanding of their experience, both in terms of the impact the incident itself had on them, and how they felt during each step of the process when contacting the constabulary.

“This helps us to better understand what aspects of service victims were happy with, and where they felt improvements could be made.

“This activity will continue.”

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What they really mean is people are not bothering to report it as there is little or no point. To be fair the Police might try and do something but it is the courts that are the wasters!

Posted by Mike on 4 June 2014 at 06:58

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