Oxford sees drop in anti-social behaviour
Tuesday 19 August 2014, 1:22pm
Oxford local police area had 183 fewer incidents of anti-social behaviour (ASB) over the last year, a drop of five percent.
Between 12 August 2013 and Monday (11/8), there were 3,621 reports of ASB compared to 3,804 for the same period the year before.
The most significant drops were seen in Barton and Risinghurst - a drop of 31 percent; Oxford East, which covers Cowley Road – a drop of 16 percent; and South East, which covers Blackbird Leys, - a drop of 11 percent.
Supt Christian Bunt, Local Police Area Commander for Oxford, said: “Anti-social behaviour has a particularly negative impact on the quality of life of victims and the wider community when it occurs.
“The drop in number of incidents shows the steps we are taking in partnership with the city council, community safety partners and most importantly our local communities. Our Neighbourhood Action Groups play a vital role at a very local level.
“We will continue to work with our communities with the aim of making their local neighbourhood and safer place to live and work.”
Councillor Dee Sinclair, Board Member for Crime and Community Response said: “These figures are an encouraging illustration of the hard work of partners to address community problems. The city council remains committed to tackling anti-social behaviour, and the work of the Community Response Team, Anti-Social Behaviour Investigation Team and police neighbourhood teams is leading the way in dealing with it.”