REVEALED: The 20 worst anti-social behaviour hotspots in Sheffield

Recent figures show there are more calls to police about anti-social behaviour than any other type of crime in Sheffield.

Wednesday, 25th April 2018, 3:03 pm
Updated Thursday, 26th April 2018, 9:26 am
There were more than 1,000 reports of anti-social behaviour across Sheffield in February
There were more than 1,000 reports of anti-social behaviour across Sheffield in February

According to the figures which are published on the website there were a total of 1,371 incidents of anti-social behavior reported in Sheffield in February this year.

This is out of a total of 5,084 crimes reported across the city in February,

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Run by the Home Office uses official data of reported crimes across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Sheffield is split into four policing wards - Central, North East, South East and West,

A breakdown of reported crimes by street in each ward is part of the published figures.

In addition to anti-social behaviour other categories of crimes in the figures include bicycle theft, burglary, robbery, shoplifting, theft from a person and other theft.

Other categories are criminal damage and arson, drugs, possession of weapons, public order, vehicle crime, and violence and sexual offences.

Anti-social behaviour covers a wide range of unacceptable activity that causes harm to an individual, their community, or their environment.

This could be an action by someone else that leaves you feeling alarmed, harassed or distressed.

It also includes fear of crime or concern for public safety, public disorder or public nuisance.

Examples of anti-social behaviour include:

• Nuisance, rowdy or inconsiderate neighbours.

• Vandalism, graffiti and fly-posting.

• Street drinking. Chief Inspector Sam Rennison said police are very aware of the affect anti-social behaviour can have on people’s lives.

• Environmental damage including littering, dumping of rubbish and abandonment of cars.

• Prostitution related activity.

• Begging and vagrancy.

• Fireworks misuse.

• Inconsiderate or inappropriate use of vehicles.

The police, local authorities and other community safety partner agencies, such as fire and rescue and social housing landlords, all have a responsibility to deal with anti-social behaviour and to help people who are suffering from it.