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Figures show drop in antisocial behaviour
Wednesday 7th November, 2012

Residents in Wigan can feel safe after new figures show that antisocial behaviour in the Borough has continued to fall.

The figures show that there were 2369 fewer incidents of antisocial behaviour between 1 April 2012 to 28 October 2012 compared to the same time the previous year. This is a significant drop of 29 per cent.

Superintendent Andrea Jones for Greater Manchester Police’s Wigan Division said: “We have achieved some superb reductions since the beginning of the year and they are down to the hard work of all of our teams across the Divisions. Here in Wigan officers carry out frequent operations to target offenders and the Neighbourhood Policing Teams together with our Crime Reduction Specialists issue crime prevention advice to the public at every opportunity.

“To tackle antisocial behaviour we have run extra patrols in those areas affected, carried out alcohol confiscations and monitored licensed premises to stop alcohol being illegally purchased by or for children.

“Antisocial behaviour is a blight on communities, and we will continue to crack down on it wherever it occurs.”

In addition a recent survey carried out by police revealed that more than 90 per cent of our community have confidence in their local police.

Superintendent Jones, added: “These results are a great indication that we have been listening to the community and responding to their concerns.

“We work with our partners which include the local authority on a daily basis to act on the concerns that affect you and your quality of life. Our work also includes early intervention with young offenders to prevent them from entering the criminal justice process.”

For non-emergency calls or to report crime call police on 101 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.

Use 999 only in emergencies where there is a threat to life or crime in progress.

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