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Drop In Anti-Social Behaviour
Two months into this years Summer Anti-Social Behaviour Campaign, incidents of anti-social behaviour across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are down 6.14 per cent compared to the same period last year.
During June and July 2011 there were a total of 15,262 incidents of ASB; in June and July 2012 a total of 14,325 incidents of ASB were recorded.
During the period between June 2, 2012 (campaign start) and July 31, 2012; rowdy and inconsiderate behaviour is down 12.91 per cent (935 fewer incidents); street drinking is down 44.03 per cent (188 fewer incidents); noise nuisance is down 14.30 per cent (171 fewer incidents); vehicle related nuisance is up 4.99 percent (72 more incidents).
Campaign lead Insp Mark Hull said: "Tackling anti-social behaviour is a year-round priority for Hampshire Constabulary.
"However, during the summer we historically see a rise in ASB offences; therefore we are placing additional focus on tackling ASB issues during our Summer Anti-Social Behaviour Campaign.
"Our Safer Neighbourhoods teams across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight 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 been working closely with licensees to tackle underage drinking; and we have made use of our SpeedWatch schemes run by volunteers. We are also working particularly closely with Neighbourhood Watch schemes to improve the links between local residents and the police.
"Although people of all ages become involved in anti-social behaviour, parents in particular are asked to keep an eye on their children during the school holidays to avoid them becoming involved in anti social behaviour."
Residents are urged to report any incidents of anti-social behaviour to 101 so that resources and efforts can be targeted effectively.
Visit the ASB section at www.hampshire.police.uk for more advice and information on what you can do if anti-social behaviour is affecting your quality of life.
For a full picture of ASB in your neighbourhood visit www.crimereports.co.uk.
The campaign will run until the beginning of September.
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