Re­port shows drop in anti-so­cial be­hav­iour

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Al­though two dis­per­sal or­ders were placed on ar­eas in Ash­ford last week, fig­ures show that the town “has the low­est vol­ume of re­ported anti-so­cial be­hav­iour (ASB) in the county”.

A re­port due to be dis­cussed at Ash­ford coun­cil’s overview and scru­tiny com­mit­tee on Tues­day re­vealed that in the last year the “num­ber of in­ci­dents of ASB re­ported to po­lice for the bor­ough de­creased by 643 in­ci­dents” com­pared to the pre­vi­ous year.

This equates to a 35% de­crease in in­ci­dents in 2014/15 com­pared to 2013/14.

The re­port, com­piled by the Com­mu­nity Safety Part­ner­ship, adds: “While it is im­pres­sive to have the low­est ASB fig­ures in Kent, there were still 1,207 re­ported in­ci­dents and each in­ci­dent has an im­pact on our com­mu­ni­ties. Our part­ners will con­tinue to work to­gether to try and re­duce this fur­ther.”

An up­date on the meet­ing will ap­pear in the Ken­tish Ex­press next week

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