Increase in antisocial behaviour

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Ruth Cadbury MP says she has been receiving an increased number of cases into her office about anti-social behaviour.

According to there were 7,123 incidents of antisocial behaviour in the Brentford and Isleworth constituency in 2020/21 compared to 3,867 in 2019/20 – an increase of 84%.

“This is completely shocking” she says.

It was noticeable during the periods of lockdown that antisocial behaviour shot up locally. Vehicle crimes rose last year, with a spate of thefts from vehicles and bike thefts were at the highest they had been for three years.

This reflects a pattern nationally. In the past year police recorded over two million incidents of anti-social behaviour – the highest in seven years.

Offences range from people using and dealing drugs, fly-tipping, vandalism and threatening behaviour. Crime Survey data lreveals over 13.6 million adults have witnessed or experienced anti-social behaviour in the last 12 months.

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Take part in local crime survey

Ruth is carrying out a survey of constituents to try and shed further light on where and how this is happening.

“I’m trying to understand more clearly whether there are particular hotspots in our constituency where this is a problem or whether certain types of anti-social behaviour are more common than others.

“I’d be grateful if you could take a couple of minutes to fill in my anti-social behaviour survey here.”

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