NPCC response to Anti-Social Behaviour Action Plan
The government has today, Monday 27 March, launched its Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) Action Plan.
The plan recognises that tackling ASB is not simply an issue for policing and that local authorities, other community safety partners as well as communities themselves have an important role to play.
The plan includes:
Intensification activity, be that from policing or wider partners, to address ASB in locally determined hotspot areas.
Delivering faster local restorative / reparative justice outcomes for those responsible for ASB.
A total of 15 force areas have been identified to pilot these areas of focus. Selection was on the basis of ASB prevalence and ensuring a geographic spread across England and Wales.
Deputy Chief Constable Andy Prophet, National Police Chiefs’ Council Lead for Anti-Social Behaviour, said:
“I welcome the focus on ASB highlighted by the launch of the government’s national action plan.
“The plan recognises that only through working together can policing, local authorities and other agencies most effectively combat anti-social behaviour in our communities.
“In addition to the activity focused on ASB hotspots and faster, visible justice for offenders, a number of important issues linked to response to ASB will now be subject to wider, formal consultation. I look forward to seeing the outcome of that.”