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Antisocial Behaviour

Volume 459: debated on Monday 30 April 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans his Department has to hold another Antisocial Behaviour Day Count. (134937)

There are no current plans to hold another national Antisocial Behaviour Day Count.

Since the 2003 day count, a number of new ways of measuring performance have been introduced. The focus is now on the perception of antisocial behaviour rather than specific incident counting, which is subject to severe under-reporting. As such these measures supersede the need for a specific “one day” antisocial behaviour incident count.

The perception of antisocial behaviour is monitored nationally through the British Crime Survey (BCS) and at a local level through the Local Government User Satisfaction Survey (LGUSS). In addition a survey of Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships (CDRPs) is conducted on a quarterly basis to monitor, at a local level, the uptake and use of a number of tools and powers used to tackle antisocial behaviour, such as acceptable behaviour contracts (ABCs), demotion orders and housing injunctions.