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Anti-Social Behaviour in Luton. Nicola Perry Strategic Manager Community Safety & Civil Protection. soLUTiONs Community Safety Partnership. 1998 Crime and Disorder Act 2006 Police and Justice Act Duty of 5 responsible authorities

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Anti social behaviour in luton

Anti-Social Behaviour in Luton

Nicola Perry

Strategic Manager

Community Safety & Civil Protection

Solutions community safety partnership

soLUTiONs Community Safety Partnership

  • 1998 Crime and Disorder Act

  • 2006 Police and Justice Act

    • Duty of 5 responsible authorities

    • Police, Police Authority, Local Authority, Fire and Rescue, PCT, Probation

    • Enhance partnership arrangements

    • Prepare and implement a strategic assessment and partnership plan

  • 2009 Policing and Crime Act

    • New duty to reduce re-offending

    • Probation – 6th responsible authority

  • Home Office and MoJ – draft structural reform plans

  • Various consultation papers

    • Policing in the 21st Century

    • 2010 Drug Strategy

    • Rebalancing the Licensing Act

    • MOJ – Rehabilitation Revolution Green Paper (Dec)

    • Home Office – More Effective Responses to ASB (May)

Solutions priorities

soLUTiONs’ Priorities

  • Locations

    • The Town Centre – focusing on night time economy related offences, shoplifting in The Mall and theft from a motor vehicle

    • Neighbourhoods adjacent to the town centre (South, Dallow, High Town and Biscot) – focusing on burglary, violent crime, ASB and theft from a motor vehicle

  • Offenders

    • Offenders aged between 15 and 19 years (including re-offenders) across Luton

  • Victims

    • Prevention and support to vulnerable victims – focusing on elderly burglary victims, the victims of ASB and the victims of domestic abuse across Luton

  • In addition we have three borough wide cross cutting priorities – reducing the fear of crime and building public confidence, drugs and alcohol and reducing re-offending.

Asb definition

ASB - Definition

  • “Acting in a manner that caused or was likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons not of the same household” (section 1(1) (a) Crime and Disorder Act 1998)

What does this include

What does this include

  • Misuse of public space

    • Drug/substance misuse or dealing

    • Street drinking

    • Begging

    • Prostitution/kerb crawling and sexual acts

    • Vehicle related nuisance

    • Abandoned vehicles

  • Disregard for community/wellbeing

    • Noise

    • Rowdy behaviour

    • Nuisance behaviour

    • Hoax calls

    • Animal related problems

What does this include continued

What does this include (continued)

  • Acts directed at persons

    • Intimidation

    • Harassment

  • Environmental damage

    • Criminal damage

    • Litter, rubbish

Long term levels of asb

Long term levels of ASB

Asb 2009 10 and 2010 11

ASB 2009/10 and 2010/11

Type of asb incident

Type of ASB incident

Asb spatial analysis

ASB spatial analysis

A new approach to tackling anti social behaviour

A new approach to tacklinganti-social behaviour

  • Background

    • The BESST project was established to identify ways in which soLUTiONs can improve its service to the public around how we tackle ASB

    • The research stage of the project included:

      • Holding workshops with victims of ASB

      • Engaging with practitioners

      • Analysis of current practices to tackle ASB

    • This resulted in a 15 point recommendation plan

Managing cases the new approach

Managing cases – the new approach

  • Multi-agency team to provide a specialist case management service to victims of ASB

  • Co-located

  • Operate under a single brand (soLUTiONs)

  • Adopt common procedures and practices

  • Victim centred process





Anti social behaviour action conference asbac

Anti-social behaviour action conference (ASBAC)

  • The ASBAC will focus on local agencies working together to:

    • Ensure the safety and wellbeing of the victim is sufficiently addressed

    • Ensure action is being taken to improve and reduce the ASB

Partnership approach

Partnership Approach

Using a range of innovative and sustainable initiatives

Partnership approach1

Partnership Approach

  • Using a range of innovative and sustainable initiatives:

    • Gating schemes

    • Project Turnaround and Family Intervention Projects

    • SOS Bus

    • Street Pastors

    • Days of actions

    • CCTV

    • ASB Victims and Witnesses Champion

    • Vulnerable Victims Caseworker

    • Community projects (Farley Green Skills)

    • Targeted police operations (e.g. kerb crawler op)

    • Noise nuisance, fly tipping and rogue trader operations

    • I am more than………

  • Working with businesses

  • Engaging with the community and voluntary sectors



Working together

for a safer Luton

01582 546231

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