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Police Announce Significant Drops in Anti-Social Behaviour and Criminal Damage
Friday 27th November, 2009

Incidents of anti-social behaviour and criminal damage are falling across the Wigan borough.

Figures show that between 1 April and 22 November 2009 there were 1,886 fewer incidents of anti-social behaviour compared to the same period last year, a reduction of more than 10 per cent.

When comparing the same periods there were also 577 fewer incidents of criminal damage, a drop of almost 14 per cent.

Superintendent Robert Lomas of Greater Manchester Police’s Wigan Division said: “Members of the community have told us that anti-social behaviour is their biggest concern and so we’re taking action to address this.

“We continually work with Wigan Council’s neighbourhood teams to target those involved in this kind of behaviour and we work with partners to provide a wide range of positive activities for young people.

“As a result the number of incidents are falling and we’re making a real difference to people’s quality of life across the borough.”

For non-emergency calls or to report crime call police on 0161 872 5050 or for more information visit gmp.police.uk/wigan

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Crimestoppers is an independent charity that will not want your name, just your information. Your call will not be traced or recorded and you do not have to go to court or give a statement.

Police across Wigan borough are now delivering the Policing Pledge, giving people a clear minimum standard of service they can expect from their Neighbourhood Policing Teams.

They are asking residents for their input to ensure that the service is focused on the needs of local communities and addresses the issues that matter most to people. Find out more at gmp.police.uk/pledge

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