More effective responses to antisocial behaviour needed, says Home Office

This report highlights that progress is being made in every police force but that there are still areas for improvement.

"Plans in our anti-social behaviour White Paper will give victims the chance to have their problem dealt with immediately.

"We will slash the confusing legislation that leaves victims without a voice, and police and other agencies without the ability to really tackle the problem.

"And from November, Police and Crime Commissioners will provide a stronger and more accountable police force and ensure the needs of local people are met."

– A Home Office spokesman

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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.