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Cases Of Antisocial Behaviour Falling In Dorset

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6:55am 22nd June 2012

Dorset Police are making good progress with reducing anti-social behaviour in the county, according to a new report.

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary carried out a review in 2010 of how the force deals with the problem, with a follow up inspection earlier this year.

There've been 1,969 fewer incidents of Anti Social Behaviour so far this year compared to the same period last year - that's a 20% reduction.

Dorset Police have also introduced a Victim First Programme which identifies repeat victims so they don't have to explain their case history each time they contact the Police.

Assistant Chief Constable James Vaughan said: "We continue to be committed to tackling anti-social behaviour and the improvements identified in the HMIC report highlight the efforts we have made over the past two years.

"As well as a core commitment to neighbourhood policing we have implemented new procedures and processes to improve our ability to respond and deal with ASB, and in October 2011 launched our Victim First Programme to ensure victims receive the best possible service."

ACC Vaughan continued: "We accept the findings of HMIC and for some time now a major focus of our work has been to ensure repeat victims of anti-social behaviour receive a better level of service.

"The reductions we have achieved in ASB so far this year are promising and reflect the commitment of our officers and partners. However we will not be complacent and remain committed to further reducing ASB and the impact it has on victims and communities".

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