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Yob victims 'slip through net'

Vulnerable victims of repeated anti-social behaviour are "slipping through the net", the Chief Inspector of Constabulary said today as it emerged millions of people feel let down by police.

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Anti-social behaviour: Latest crime statistics

  • According to The British Crime Survey, less than a third of cases of anti-social behaviour are reported to police.
  • The HMIC report overall shows the number of people who believe their force does a good job rose from 69% in 2010 to 74% in 2011/2012.
  • The study showed that in cases where police took action, an average of 84% of victims were happy with the result.
  • The Merseyside force came out on top with 97% of victims who reported anti-social behaviour - stating they were satisfied with the action taken.
  • In this area, Bedfordshire performed the worst but even there, some 70% of victims were content with the police response.

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