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Drop in anti-social behaviour in Hampshire
REPORTS of anti-social behaviour have gone down this summer, Hampshire police say.
During June and July 2011, there were 15,262 reports of anti-social behaviour in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. During the same period this year there were 14,325 reports.
Hampshire Constabulary launched its summer campaign against anti-social behaviour on July 2. It will run until the beginning of September.
During the first two months, there have been decreases in rowdy and inconsiderate behaviour, street drinking and noise nuisance, although vehicle-related nuisance has risen by nearly five per cent.
More detailed figures for anti-social behaviour for districts such as Basingstoke have not yet been made available.
Campaign lead Inspector Mark Hull said: “Our Safer Neighbourhood 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 scheme run by volunteers.”
He added: “We are also working particularly closely with Neighbourhood Watch schemes to improve the links between local residents and the police.”
To report anti-social behaviour to the police, call 101.