January 24, 2011 9.20 am This story is over 160 months old

Glebe and St Giles see reduced antisocial behaviour

Reduced crime: Antisocial behaviour is two areas of Lincoln is down as crime across the county decreased.

Lincolnshire Police say that antisocial behaviour is down 30% in the Glebe Park and St Giles areas of Lincoln, as crime figures dropped across the city.

Criminal damage is also down by around 43 per cent on this time last year.

The Glebe Neighbourhood Policing Team, which covers both areas, has seen improvements recently in terms of tackling crime and neighbourhood issues.

In recent months, the team managed to tackle several pesky issues in Glebe Park and St Giles, bringing culprits to justice.

Several reports of song lyrics being painted on the side of houses led to the arrest of James Spring (28) of no fixed address.

He was charged with criminal damage, admitted a total of 19 offences and was given a 12-month conditional discharge earlier this month.

A further series of graffiti involved fences and bollards being damaged and two local 16-year-old offenders were identified.

Lincolnshire Police say they have been issued with final reprimand warnings and the offences have ceased.

Another three local youths have been found responsible for antisocial behaviour in the area and were signed up to Acceptable Behaviour Contracts.

Police now want local residents to get more actively involved in making sure trends like falling antisocial behaviour levels continue.

Glebe Neighbourhood Policing team beat manager Andrew Woodcock said: “We recently merged the St Giles and Glebe Ward areas and as a result we lost a few of our regular panel members.

“We want to boost the amount of local residents in both areas getting actively involved in setting our priorities.

“Our recent successes demonstrate our commitment to making your area a safer place to live and we want to work with you to make sure crime and antisocial behaviour is reduced even more.

“Please get in touch with us so we can discuss how you can get involved.”

Figures from the British Crime Survey also show the public perceived levels of anti-social behaviour in Lincolnshire as the third lowest in the country of the 43 forces.

The survey was carried out nationally by the Home Office and involved the random selection of 1,000 Lincolnshire households to answer questions about the perception of crime and combined police and local authority performance.

You can email PC Woodcock or call him on 07939 312686.

Source: Lincolnshire Police | Photo: Graham Lord