Daventry sees biggest drop in anti-social behaviour in county

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The Daventry area has seen a 20 per cent reduction in incidents of anti-social behaviour in the last year.

Between April 1 2012 and March 31 2013, the number of incidents fell from 3,103 to 2,488. That equates to 615 fewer incidents and is the biggest reduction of anywhere in the county.

Daventry Rural Safer Community Team sergeant Paul Valentine said: “We are pleased with the significant reduction of overall anti-social behaviour incidents in Daventry and the surrounding area.

“But we have now prioritised the problem with fly-tipping and litter in the rural area close to the Leicestershire border and are working with our partners in the Community Safety Partnership to address this.

“Litter and fly-tipped materials gives a clear impression that an area is being neglected and increases the perception that these areas are subject to other anti-social behaviour issues.”

The Safer Community Teams working out of Daventry police station and Watford Gap police office say there is still much to do.

If you are concerned about anti-social behaviour in the Daventry area, please call the police on 101 – or Daventry District Council on 01327 871100.