Anti-social behaviour down

New statistics released by the police reveal that anti-social behaviour in Derry has plummeted in the past year.

The latest figures show that, from April 1 to August 31 ths year, the number of incidents decreased by 726 on the corresponding figure for the same period last year.

PSNI Foyle Area Commander Chief Inspector Jon Burrows says police are responding to community concerns right across the city.

He said: “By focusing more on the needs of the caller or risk to the caller, we believe that we can be more effective in tackling anti-social or anti-community behaviour.”

Councillor Thomas Conway, Chairperson of Derry’s District Policing Partnership (DPP), says the decrease in anti-social behaviour is down to the hard work of police and other partner organisations.

He said: “This significant reduction means that such incidents have decreased by almost 26% when compared to the same period last year.