Summer Campaign helps to reduce anti-social behaviour

Over the summer, various agencies across Hampshire joined a Hampshire Constabulary campaign which aimed to tackle Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB).

In Winchester, the Community Safety Partnership (WCSP) organised a number of events aimed at reducing cases of anti-social behaviour, including criminal damage and vehicle related nuisance. The campaign has been successful in helping to reduce the number of reported cases compared to last summer.

- Rowdy and Inconsiderate behaviour down 19.5% (102 fewer incidents)

- Vehicle related nuisance down 34.1% (57 fewer incidents)

- Criminal damage down 11.9% (43 fewer incidents)

Cllr Lucille Thompson, the City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Communities, said: “Anti Social Behaviour remains a priority for the WCSP and we welcome the news that our summer campaign has been successful in reducing anti-social behaviour and criminal damage. In Winchester, we work with the community, police, businesses, Parish Councils, and other public bodies to tackle any problems.”

She added: “Our aim is not just to deal with anti-social behaviour when it occurs, but to ensure that there are methods in place to prevent it from happening in the first place; this includes educating young people on how their behaviour can impact on others.”