The number of reported anti-social behaviour incidents in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight is continuing to decrease as the campaign reaches its final month.
The number of incidents in July and August 2009 has reduced by 17 per cent compared to the same period last year.
Calls regarding criminal damage, vehicle nuisance and rowdy and nuisance behaviour have all dropped across Hampshire and the Isle Wight since July 1, 2009 compared to the same period last year.
During July and August 2008, there was a total of 22,287 incidents relating to anti-social behaviour. In July and August 2009 this has reduced to 18,455 incidents across the force, a reduction of 3,832.
Across the force the detection figure for criminal damage incidents has also risen by over 3 per cent.
The campaign lead Superintendent David Hardcastle said:
“Levels of anti-social behaviour are still decreasing across the two counties and once this three month initiative has ended we will continue to put in the resources needed to tackle this force wide issue.”
As part of this initiative extra police officers and staff have been out on patrol targeting particular hotspot areas which are affected by anti-social behaviour.
All sections of the force are working as one team during this three month initiative including police officers and staff who aren’t usually involved in frontline policing.
Residents should report any incidents of anti-social behaviour by calling 101.
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