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12/06/2013 11:41 - Campaign targets anti-social behaviour
POLICE have launched a campaign against anti-social behaviour in anticipation of a traditional rise in the number of incidents over the summer months.
Officers will be visiting schools and warning off-licences not to sell to under-18s as part of the crime prevention drive.
The activity is part of the force's 'Get Closer' campaign which raises awareness of crime trends.
The aim of the campaign is not only to deter anti-social behaviour but also to encourage members of the public to report it.
In the four months from June to September last year there were 10,298 incidents of anti-social behaviour reported in the county. This compared to 8862 incidents in the four months from October to January this year.
Inspector Dick Lowings, the force's lead on anti-social behaviour, said: "Traditionally there is a peak in anti-social behaviour in the summer months when the evenings are longer and warmer and children are on their school holidays.
"However, we are committed to More...