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Halloween anti-social behaviour incidents fall by 52 per cent

PUBLISHED: 16:46 27 November 2013 | UPDATED: 13:15 28 November 2013

Chief Inspector Carron Schusler from Bromley Police

Chief Inspector Carron Schusler from Bromley Police

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Levels of anti-social behaviour over Halloween and Bonfire Night fell by 52 per cent across Bromley this year.

In 2012 officers in Bromley dealt with 531 incidents of reported anti-social behaviour between October 25 - November 10, whilst this year they dealt with 255.

Chief Inspector Carron Schusler from Bromley Police said: “A great deal of planning and effort went into what was a multi-agency operation running throughout the autumn festive period, and I am pleased that we achieved such significant reductions in reported incidents of anti-social behaviour.

“Traditionally the days and weeks around Halloween and Bonfire Night tend to see an increase in reported incidents, however the local policing teams were out and about in the right places at the right times, immediately tackling any issues as they arose and operating a zero-tolerance approach to anti-social behaviour.

“The Metropolitan Police has made great progress in the way it handles anti-social behaviour and we have made many changes to the way we tackle the problem, ensuring a victim-focused approach is embedded across the service.

“This means we can quickly identify the problem, and find the best ways, often with partner agencies, to tackle the damaging behaviour and reduce the harm it can cause to both individuals and communities.

“Our local Safer Neighbourhood Police Teams will continue to work together to deal with the issues that affect people’s quality of life and we will continue to provide support and help to victims of anti social behaviour.

Anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and we will continue to take action against those who cause alarm or distress in their communities, using the full range of civil and criminal powers available to us to tackle offenders.”

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