To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to tackle anti-social behaviour and crime associated with off-road bikes; and what plans she has to address the difficulties the police encounter in (a) pursuing, (b) identifying suspects and (c) seizing off-road bikes that are being used illegally.
15 December 2021
The Government is committed to tackling and preventing all forms of anti-social behaviour (ASB). We provided the police, local authorities, and other local agencies with a range of tools and powers that they can flexibly use to respond quickly and effectively to ASB through the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.
The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, gives those responsible the ability to deal with anti-social incidents involving off-road bikes. Local areas decide how best to deploy these powers depending on the specific circumstances.
Home Office statutory guidance, which was updated this year, supports all local agencies in using these powers and in taking the multi-agency approach that is needed to tackle and prevent anti-social behaviour in a way that takes account of the needs of the victim and the wider community.
The Beating Crime Plan published on 27 July laid out the Government’s commitment to drive down levels of crime and anti-social behaviour.
The Home Office does not hold any data for ASB or Crimes associated with off-road bikes.