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What is anti-social behaviour?
The term anti-social behaviour covers a wide range of selfish and unacceptable activity that can blight the quality of community life. Terms such as 'nuisance', 'disorder' and 'harassment' are also used to describe some of this behaviour.
- Nuisance neighbours
- Yobbish behaviour and intimidating groups taking over public spaces
- Vandalism, graffiti and fly-posting
- People dealing and buying drugs on the street
- People dumping rubbish and abandoned cars
- Begging and anti-social drinking
- The misuse of fireworks
- Reckless driving of mini-motorbikes
A legal definition of anti-social behaviour is found in the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. The Act describes anti-social behaviour as 'acting in an anti-social manner as a manner that caused or was likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons not of the same household as the perpetrator'.
Why is it important?
Anti-social behaviour ruins lives. It doesn't just make life unpleasant; it prevents the renewal of disadvantaged areas and creates an environment where more serious crime can take hold.
As part of our commitment we constantly monitor our performance so that we can better understand how well we are doing in relation to tackling anti-social behaviour.
It is pleasing to see that the overall number of reported incidents of anti-social behaviour in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland in 2009/10 actually fell by 9% as compared to the previous year. In terms of actual numbers this year on year reduction equates to 4,681 fewer incidents and therefore 4,681 fewer potential victims being affected by anti-social behaviour.
At the same time those who have been unfortunate to suffer from anti-social behaviour have told us that there has been a steady improvement in the way with which we have dealt with them. In 2008/09 70.6% of victims felt satisfied with our overall response whereas in the year to date this increased to 77.1%. We are therefore making steady progress towards our 2010/11 target of 80% of victims of anti-social behaviour being satisfied with our overall response.
Further details of anti-social behaviour levels both nationally and in your local area can be found on the Crime Mapper.
Anti-social behaviour is unacceptable and is one of our key priorities. These standards (see below) are our commitment to you and set out what you can expect from us, your local authority and other partner organisations who are jointly responsible for dealing with anti-social behaviour in your community.
What we will do:
- Provide regular updates to your community on what is being done to deal with anti-social behaviour in your neighbourhood.
- Take your reports of anti-social behaviour seriously and: prioritise our response based upon an assessment of risk, taking into account repeat incidents and vulnerability, and tell you what we will do next.
- respond to every message directed to your neighbourhood policing team within 24 hours or in an emergency getting to you within 15 minutes in urban areas and within 20 minutes in rural areas.
- Keep you informed of progress on actions at least monthly.
- provide you with a named contact to ensure you can remain in touch about any concerns you may have.
- Work with victims of anti-social behaviour to identify and provide the support they need.
- Maintain strong links between the local authority, neighbourhood policing teams and other local partners to ensure that anti-social behaviour is dealt with effectively.
We want to do our best for you but if we fail to meet our standards we will always explain why it has not been possible on that occasion to deliver the high standards to which we aspire and you deserve.
If you feel agencies have not taken effective action to resolve anti-social behaviour in your community and the matter cannot be resolved through their normal complaints procedure you can complain through the Community Safety Partnership.
Crime update for Ratby
RATBY CRIME FIGURES- 01/12/2013 TO 31/12/2013
Theft from motor vehicle x2
(21/12/2013)- Two vehicles, one on Fielding Lane and the other on Journeyman's Green. One vehicle insecure and the other locked, items taken consisted of a pair of gloves, a selection box and a mobile phone charger.
Damage to motor vehicle x4
(06/12/13)- 2 vehicles parked at the Ratby sports club received damage. A wing mirror being kicked off one vehicle and also damage caused by someone jumping up and down on the second vehicle. A suspect has been identified and dealt with.
(08/12/13)- A rear window was smashed on a vehicle on Station Road by unknown persons.
(27/12/13)- A vehicle parked on Bradgate Drive had a wing mirror removed, the investigation is still ongoing.
Burglary other than dwelling x5
(01/12/13)- Bicycles stolen from a locked and secured garden shed on East Walk by unknown persons.
(04/12/13)- An attempt was made to enter a business premises on the Pear Tree Office Park. It was an unsuccessful attempt and no property was stolen.
(07/12/13)- Two bicycles were stolen from a shed located at the rear of a property on Station Rd by unknown persons.
(21/12/13)- A garage was entered by unknown persons on Station Rd and numerous tools and a bike were stolen. The investigation is still ongoing.
(28/12/13)- A caravan used for storage on Markfield Rd was broken into and fishing equipment was stolen, the investigation is ongoing.
Burglary of dwelling x2
(19/12/13)- A property on Park Rd which is currently empty was entered by unknown persons but no items were stolen.
(30/12/13)- A property was entered on Bradgate Drive, no property stolen but a suspect has been identified.
(06/12/13)- A Christmas wreath was removed and damaged from a door on Fielding Lane, a suspect has been identified.
(07/12/13)- Litter bins were damaged on Brick Yard Walk, investigation still ongoing.
(10/12/13)- A fence panel was damaged on Markfield Road, investigation still ongoing.
(14/12/13)- A dining room window was smashed on Overfield Close. No description of suspect.
(Between 13/12/13 and 16/12/13)- Skate ramp was set on fire in Ferndale Park, investigation ongoing.
(17/12/13)- Two fence panels on Nicholas Drive damaged.
(06/12/13)- A bottle of wine was stolen from the Co-op, suspect has been identified.
(27/12/13)- A theft of fuel occurred at the BP Garage on Groby Road.
(29/12/13)- A television was left on a front lawn for collection by a relative on East Walk. Due to it being left unsecure, unknown persons have removed the television.
Police contact details
CONTACTING THE POLICE
999 should only be used for real emergencies – such as when a crime is happening, someone suspected of a crime is nearby, someone is injured, being threatened or a life is at risk, or there is a traffic incident involving personal injury or danger.
All 999 calls go direct to the control room and are dealt with on a separate priority system, so calls to 999 that are not true emergencies could cause a delay in getting help in some other life-threatening situation.
101 is the number to use to contact the police in situations that do not require an immediate police response. Call 101 to report crime that has already happened and other incidents or concerns that do not require an emergency response, for example:
•If your car been stolen
•If property has been damaged
•If you suspect drug use or dealing
•To report a minor traffic collision
•To report any other incident that doesn't require an immediate response
•To give us information about crime or criminals in your local area
You can also call 101 if you simply want to talk to your local police officer or a member of police staff – you will need to know his collar number and you will then be put through to the relevant extension.
If you call 101 and it is deemed to be an emergency situation, the trained police operators will put you through to 999 for immediate assistance.
Calls to 101 from landlines and mobile networks cost 15 pence per call, no matter what time of day you call or how long you are on the phone.
Ratby is part of Beat 79 which covers a huge rural area and operates from Market Bosworth police station. Within Beat 79, Ratby has its own dedicated officers who can be contacted using these links:
Pc 334 Justin Hayes Justin.Hayes@leicestershire.pnn.police.uk and
PCSO 6552 Mo Musa Mohammed.Musa@leicestershire.pnn.police.uk
To give non-urgent information completely confidentially call 0800 555 111.