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Crime Prevention

Question for Home Office

UIN HL2280, tabled on 21 July 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Resolve Taking back our communities - working together to make communities safe, published on 19 July; and what plans they have to develop and deliver effective victim centred strategies to tackle anti-social behaviour.

Answered on

4 August 2021

The Government is committed to tackling and preventing anti-social behaviour. We know the serious impact that persistent anti-social behaviour can have on individuals and wider communities.

That’s why we have provided police, local authorities and other local agencies with a range of flexible tools and powers that they can use to respond quickly and effectively to ASB through the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. It is for local areas decide how best to deploy these powers depending on the specific circumstances.

Home Office statutory guidance, which was updated in January 2021, supports local agencies to work together to prevent and respond to anti-social behaviour, as well as ensuring a victim-centred approach to tackling ASB.

The Beating Crime Plan published on 27 July laid out the Government’s commitment to working with local agencies and partners to drive down anti-social behaviour using the full range of powers and tools in the ‘2014 Act’

The Home Office supported Resolve’s ASB Awareness Week, which took place the week commencing 19th July.

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