Another Fall In Anti-Social Behaviour And Incidents Of Vandalism On October 30
Merseyside Police has recorded a fall in the number of reported
incidents of anti-social behaviour and criminal damage on what is
one of the Force's busiest nights of the year.
Officers were called to 5 per cent fewer of these types of
incidents compared to the same date last year and managed to get to
93 per cent of all grade one emergency incidents within the target
time of ten minutes and 96 per cent of grade two calls.
The reductions build on falls achieved in previous years and
follow months of careful planning by the police, colleagues in the
fire and ambulance service, and local councils.
The commander for the policing operation, Superintendent Rowley
Moore, said the reductions meant that the vast majority of people
had listened to advice about how to enjoy the evening safely and
He said: "A massive amount of effort and planning has gone into
tonight's operation and I am delighted that we have built on
previous year's achievements and again reduced crime despite it
traditionally being a very busy period.
"The vast majority of young people have taken advantage of the
many different events that were put on for them and I'm sure they
will have had a great time. We have been out in force tonight to
tackle people committing crime, not stop people having fun, and I
think we have achieved that.
"Anti-social behaviour can have a real effect on people's lives
and where serious crimes have been committed, we have made sure our
officers have got to the people who needed help and dealt swiftly
with the problem.
"I can assure people that we will carry on with that successful
approach for the rest of the Halloween and Bonfire period and make
sure that people feel safe when they are out enjoying the organised
events taking place this week."
There were 39 arrests made across the whole of the force area
during the operation compared to 49 in 2011.