140,000 antisocial behaviour incidents across Hampshire and Southampton

Antisocial behaviour is rife in Hampshire

Antisocial behaviour is rife in Hampshire

First published in News by , Parliamentary Correspondent

MORE than 140,000 incidents of antisocial behaviour were recorded by Hampshire police last year, new figures have revealed.

Statistics showed 142,061 complaints of aggression, yobbishness and intimidation were made in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight – the seventh highest in the country.

But the real figure could be much higher, because so few people actually tell police when incidents occur.

The British Crime Survey found nearly three-quarters of people who experience antisocial behaviour do not report it to the police.

Across England and Wales, there were 3.8m incidents in 2007/8, according to the figures, revealed by the Conservative party.

A spokesman for Hampshire Police said: “We recognise the harm antisocial behaviour can cause to individuals and communities and are committed to dealing with it. Every neighbourhood across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight has its own Safer Neighbourhood Team made up of local police officers, police community support officers and other police staff.

“They work with the community and partner agencies through Crime Reduction Partnerships to find long-term solutions to the priorities for that area, many of which relate to antisocial behaviour.

“The emphasis of this work is on tackling the root cause of the problem and can include the use of acceptable behaviour contracts and injunctions as well as antisocial behaviour orders and dispersal orders.

“Police community support officers have also proved effective in patrolling specific areas where problems arise.”

He added: “In May 2006, Hampshire Constabulary became one of the first forces in the country to introduce 101, the single non-emergency telephone number, which encourages people to report antisocial behaviour and community safety issues.

“In 2007/08, 221,000 calls were made to 101 of which 38,000 related to incidents of rowdy and inconsiderate behaviour.”

All calls help to build a picture of crime and disorder so that police and local authority patrols can be in the right place at the right time.”

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2:09pm Tue 10 Feb 09

Georgem says...

The picture appears to show a girl of legal drinking age, drinking a small bottle of lager, indoors. Is that what we mean by "antisocial behaviour" these days?
The picture appears to show a girl of legal drinking age, drinking a small bottle of lager, indoors. Is that what we mean by "antisocial behaviour" these days? Georgem
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2:32pm Tue 10 Feb 09

southy says...

Georgem wrote:
The picture appears to show a girl of legal drinking age, drinking a small bottle of lager, indoors. Is that what we mean by "antisocial behaviour" these days?
looks like one off the echo office workers :-) ( just a laugh echo )
[quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: The picture appears to show a girl of legal drinking age, drinking a small bottle of lager, indoors. Is that what we mean by "antisocial behaviour" these days?[/p][/quote]looks like one off the echo office workers :-) ( just a laugh echo ) southy
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2:52pm Tue 10 Feb 09

Finlay says...

"But the real figure could be much higher, because so few people actually tell police when incidents occur.

The British Crime Survey found nearly three-quarters of people who experience antisocial behaviour do not report it to the police. "

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They do tell the dollops, as I did when I was back there in fact twice and the dollops did absolutely Jack about it.

We had an incident here and the Police immediately issued a restraining order on the offenders and checked on us daily for over a month and pass by even now some six months later.

There is more social bullying per acre there in Southampton/New Forest than anywhere else I have been in my life. The dollops peddle round or drive but 'do' nothing.
"But the real figure could be much higher, because so few people actually tell police when incidents occur. The British Crime Survey found nearly three-quarters of people who experience antisocial behaviour do not report it to the police. " ------------------ ------------------ They do tell the dollops, as I did when I was back there in fact twice and the dollops did absolutely Jack about it. We had an incident here and the Police immediately issued a restraining order on the offenders and checked on us daily for over a month and pass by even now some six months later. There is more social bullying per acre there in Southampton/New Forest than anywhere else I have been in my life. The dollops peddle round or drive but 'do' nothing. Finlay
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3:01pm Tue 10 Feb 09

Nearly an OAP says...

Much of the anti-social behaviour is still caused by parents not knowing or caring where their offspring are or what they are doing. Educate the parents and they will educate (hopefully) their children.
Much of the anti-social behaviour is still caused by parents not knowing or caring where their offspring are or what they are doing. Educate the parents and they will educate (hopefully) their children. Nearly an OAP
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3:26pm Tue 10 Feb 09

ISP929 says...

101???

Never heard of it and still confused after the small paragraph above.

Can any one elaborate? If we see kids riding around a field on a scooter, or group of drunks shouting and swearing etc is this the number to ring? Did they advertise it and I miss it or is it a secret number?
101??? Never heard of it and still confused after the small paragraph above. Can any one elaborate? If we see kids riding around a field on a scooter, or group of drunks shouting and swearing etc is this the number to ring? Did they advertise it and I miss it or is it a secret number? ISP929
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3:29pm Tue 10 Feb 09

damien thorn says...

wall to wall cradle to grave bullies and so thick,uber chavs and a very dodgy lineadge.
wall to wall cradle to grave bullies and so thick,uber chavs and a very dodgy lineadge. damien thorn
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4:14pm Tue 10 Feb 09

lowe and behold says...

Come on Denzil make a comment ie Milbrook sc*m
Come on Denzil make a comment ie Milbrook sc*m lowe and behold
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4:47pm Tue 10 Feb 09

D.a.v.e says...

ISP929 wrote:
101??? Never heard of it and still confused after the small paragraph above. Can any one elaborate? If we see kids riding around a field on a scooter, or group of drunks shouting and swearing etc is this the number to ring? Did they advertise it and I miss it or is it a secret number?
I don't think it makes any difference what number you ring.
Prosecutions are very rare as the little morons are "under age"
And if and when they do turn up, you find they have sent the plastic plod who are not much older than the yobs.
[quote][p][bold]ISP929[/bold] wrote: 101??? Never heard of it and still confused after the small paragraph above. Can any one elaborate? If we see kids riding around a field on a scooter, or group of drunks shouting and swearing etc is this the number to ring? Did they advertise it and I miss it or is it a secret number?[/p][/quote]I don't think it makes any difference what number you ring. Prosecutions are very rare as the little morons are "under age" And if and when they do turn up, you find they have sent the plastic plod who are not much older than the yobs. D.a.v.e
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5:46pm Tue 10 Feb 09

Tobeblunt says...

A few residents local to me are experiencing antisocial behaviour from a group of youths aged 8-10.

As well as the police I've bought this antisocial behaviour to our street representative who has not responded with any form of local action to contain and monitor these yobs. After reporting this lack of response to the council I was informed that this is not the role of a street representative, even though when he was elected the council wrote a letter to all residents stating the role included street safety.

I have since seen our street representative's son causing a form of antisocial behaviour.

A few residents local to me are experiencing antisocial behaviour from a group of youths aged 8-10. As well as the police I've bought this antisocial behaviour to our street representative who has not responded with any form of local action to contain and monitor these yobs. After reporting this lack of response to the council I was informed that this is not the role of a street representative, even though when he was elected the council wrote a letter to all residents stating the role included street safety. I have since seen our street representative's son causing a form of antisocial behaviour. Tobeblunt
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5:48pm Tue 10 Feb 09

Bright Spark says...

Chilworth is the worst area in Hampshire for crime and anti social behaviour (outside of Portsmouth).
Chilworth is the worst area in Hampshire for crime and anti social behaviour (outside of Portsmouth). Bright Spark
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6:56pm Tue 10 Feb 09

fatboy says...

"anti social behaviour rife in Hampshire"

Surely not, next you'll be telling us grass is green?
"anti social behaviour rife in Hampshire" Surely not, next you'll be telling us grass is green? fatboy
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6:58pm Tue 10 Feb 09

Denzil' says...

Bright Spark wrote:
Chilworth is the worst area in Hampshire for crime and anti social behaviour (outside of Portsmouth).
Bright spark, Chilworth is the most exclusive estate in Southampton and I have never seen any evidence of anti social behaviour in my time here. As Lowe and Behold says, it's down to slum areas like Millbrook and Redbridge that we have these depressing statistics.
[quote][p][bold]Bright Spark[/bold] wrote: Chilworth is the worst area in Hampshire for crime and anti social behaviour (outside of Portsmouth). [/p][/quote]Bright spark, Chilworth is the most exclusive estate in Southampton and I have never seen any evidence of anti social behaviour in my time here. As Lowe and Behold says, it's down to slum areas like Millbrook and Redbridge that we have these depressing statistics. Denzil'
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7:56pm Tue 10 Feb 09

Bright Spark says...

... Denzil don't forget other slum areas such as Maybush, Northam, Polygon, Portswood, Shirley, Thornhill, Lordshill and Woolston. In fact most of Southampton!

... Denzil don't forget other slum areas such as Maybush, Northam, Polygon, Portswood, Shirley, Thornhill, Lordshill and Woolston. In fact most of Southampton! Bright Spark
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8:25pm Tue 10 Feb 09

Big Vern says...

Bright Spark wrote:
... Denzil don't forget other slum areas such as Maybush, Northam, Polygon, Portswood, Shirley, Thornhill, Lordshill and Woolston. In fact most of Southampton!

It's positively tranquil over here in Eastleigh in comparison. Lived in Lordshill - sorry to the decent people there (there are a few) but the majority are BAD BAD BAD. Awful place.
[quote][p][bold]Bright Spark[/bold] wrote: ... Denzil don't forget other slum areas such as Maybush, Northam, Polygon, Portswood, Shirley, Thornhill, Lordshill and Woolston. In fact most of Southampton! [/p][/quote]It's positively tranquil over here in Eastleigh in comparison. Lived in Lordshill - sorry to the decent people there (there are a few) but the majority are BAD BAD BAD. Awful place. Big Vern
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9:11pm Tue 10 Feb 09

Bright Spark says...

God knows how the residents of Portsmouth must feel, that IS a slum.
God knows how the residents of Portsmouth must feel, that IS a slum. Bright Spark
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10:46pm Tue 10 Feb 09

southy says...

Denzil', Chilworth says...
6:58pm Tue 10 Feb 09

Bright Spark wrote:
Chilworth is the worst area in Hampshire for crime and anti social behaviour (outside of Portsmouth).

Bright spark, Chilworth is the most exclusive estate in Southampton and I have never seen any evidence of anti social behaviour in my time here. As Lowe and Behold says, it's down to slum areas like Millbrook and Redbridge that we have these depressing statistics.

what denzil really means is that there drunken yobs that live in chilworth go to other areas to be a pest, they never dirty there own streets but do in other areas
Denzil', Chilworth says... 6:58pm Tue 10 Feb 09 Bright Spark wrote: Chilworth is the worst area in Hampshire for crime and anti social behaviour (outside of Portsmouth). Bright spark, Chilworth is the most exclusive estate in Southampton and I have never seen any evidence of anti social behaviour in my time here. As Lowe and Behold says, it's down to slum areas like Millbrook and Redbridge that we have these depressing statistics. what denzil really means is that there drunken yobs that live in chilworth go to other areas to be a pest, they never dirty there own streets but do in other areas southy
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2:33am Wed 11 Feb 09

snapperdownunder says...

What's new? It's been around for years. We lived in Waterside Park, Woolston some years ago and endured three years of anti-socialand downright bizarre behaviour from neighbours. Our torment began some 12 years ago but I am told the problem still exists down there. What I ask is, what are the authorities doing? Sitting on their hands as usual, no doubt?
What's new? It's been around for years. We lived in Waterside Park, Woolston some years ago and endured three years of anti-socialand downright bizarre behaviour from neighbours. Our torment began some 12 years ago but I am told the problem still exists down there. What I ask is, what are the authorities doing? Sitting on their hands as usual, no doubt? snapperdownunder
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9:14pm Wed 11 Feb 09

King Mush says...

Bright Spark wrote:
... Denzil don't forget other slum areas such as Maybush, Northam, Polygon, Portswood, Shirley, Thornhill, Lordshill and Woolston. In fact most of Southampton!
Oi!

Woolston a slum area?

We do have a few oiks but it's more like a village here!


(yeah - I know what label you want to stick on me......)
[quote][p][bold]Bright Spark[/bold] wrote: ... Denzil don't forget other slum areas such as Maybush, Northam, Polygon, Portswood, Shirley, Thornhill, Lordshill and Woolston. In fact most of Southampton! [/p][/quote]Oi! Woolston a slum area? We do have a few oiks but it's more like a village here! (yeah - I know what label you want to stick on me......) King Mush
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1:39pm Sat 21 Feb 09

adclose says...

what do you expect when the council and the police wont do anything about and are soft on the causes?
what do you expect when the council and the police wont do anything about and are soft on the causes? adclose
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1:41pm Sat 21 Feb 09

adclose says...

the 101 line was quietly dropped months ago. its now just a shorter alternative to the 0845 line.
the 101 line was quietly dropped months ago. its now just a shorter alternative to the 0845 line. adclose
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