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Anti-social behaviour in Bromley drops by more than half compared to last year
BROMLEY was a nicer place to be this autumn as the amount of anti-social behaviour fell by more than half compared to last year.
The number of reported incidents around Halloween and Bonfire Night fell by 52% across the borough this year.
In 2012 officers dealt with 531 incidents during the 17-day festive period between October 25 and November 10, but this year they dealt with only 255.
Bromley's Borough Commander Steph Roberts 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."
She added: "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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