Anti-social behaviour in Barking and Dagenham almost halved

ASB has dropped by almost 50 per cent Photo: Tristan Newkey-Burden

ASB has dropped by almost 50 per cent Photo: Tristan Newkey-Burden - Credit: Archant

Reports of anti-social behaviour in Barking and Dagenham have been slashed by nearly 50 per cent in the past three years.

There were 11,828 reports of ASB at the end of the 2014/15 financial year, 46.8 per cent less than the 22,251 reported in 2012.

“We want to ensure that people across our borough act in a manner that is socially responsible and build civic pride by working with, and helping residents, shape the quality of their lives,” she said.

“We will be remorseless in our battle against anti-social bahevious and diligent in our duty to protect our residents’ quality of life.”

In the past two years officers from the council’s anti-social behaviour teams have worked closely with housing services and the joint policing team to address resident’s concerns. The council speaks on a day to day basis with the police to address ASB.

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Cllr Saima Ashraf, deputy leader and cabinet member for housing, added: “I am extremely glad that our innovative approach to dealing with ASB has yielded the desired effect.”

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