Anti-social behaviour

HMIC carried out inspections, in 2010 and 2012, to look at how well police forces in England and Wales understand and respond to their local anti-social behaviour (ASB) problems.

2012 inspection

The 2012 inspection repeated the main elements of the 2010 review, so that we could track progress. Our report ‘A Step in the Right Direction: the policing of anti-social behaviour’ is the result of the largest ever survey of victims of ASB (with 9,300 respondents); listening to more than 4,400 calls about ASB, to learn more about the victim experience; and an inspection of all 43 police forces in England and Wales.

We found that the Police Service’s approach to dealing with ASB has improved since 2010; but there is significant variation in victim satisfaction levels across England and Wales. More can be done to tackle the problem, and to identify those victims most at risk of harm.

2012 inspection findings

2010 inspection

In Spring 2010, we found that forces have the best chance of providing victims with a good service if they do four key things:

  • Brief all relevant officers and staff (including neighbourhood policing teams, officers who respond to emergencies and CID officers) regularly and thoroughly about local ASB issues;
  • Regularly gather and analyse data and information about ASB places, offenders and victims in their area, and use this information to allocate resources to tackle the problems;
  • Provide their neighbourhood policing teams with the right tools and resources to tackle ASB, and then monitor the plans the teams put in place to resolve local ASB issues; and
  • Identify if a caller is a vulnerable or repeat victim as soon as they call the police so they can get extra support.

We committed at the time of the 2010 review to repeating the inspection in 2012, to check on progress.

2010 inspection findings

Reports

2012 inspection findings

The results of the 2012 ASB inspection are available to download below, together with links to a page for each police force where you can find their individual inspection report, Ipsos MORI survey report and press release.

Read the HMIC inspection report: ‘A step in the right direction, the policing of anti-social behaviour’, and the Ipsos MORI research report: ‘Policing anti-social behaviour – the public perspective: wave 2′

To see the research findings that contributed to our report please visit our data section

Avon and Somerset – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

Bedfordshire – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

Cambridgeshire – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

Cheshire – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

City of London – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

Cleveland – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

Cumbria – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

Derbyshire – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

Devon and Cornwall – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

Dorset – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

Durham – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

Dyfed-Powys – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

Essex – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

Gloucestershire – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

Greater Manchester – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

Gwent – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

Hampshire – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

Hertfordshire – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

Humberside – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

Kent – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

Lancashire – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

Leicestershire – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

Lincolnshire – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

Merseyside – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

Metropolitan – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

Norfolk – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

North Wales – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

North Yorkshire – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

Northamptonshire – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

Northumbria – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

Nottinghamshire – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

South Wales – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

South Yorkshire – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

Staffordshire – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

Suffolk – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

Surrey – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

Sussex – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

Thames Valley – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

Warwickshire – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

West Mercia – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

West Midlands – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

West Yorkshire – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

Wiltshire – Anti-social behaviour inspection 2012

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2010 inspection findings

The results of the 2010 ASB inspection are available below, together with links to the data and individual reports on each police force.

Overview of the findings of our ASB review – “Stop the rot”

Re-thinking the policing of anti-social behaviour (Cardiff University)

The results of the victim survey (Ipsos MORI)

The inspection findings

View regional press releases on The National Archives

Force reports

Avon and Somerset – Anti-social behaviour inspection

Avon and Somerset – Anti-social behaviour Ipsos MORI research results

Bedfordshire – Anti-social behaviour Ipsos MORI research results

Bedfordshire Anti-social behaviour inspection

Cambridgeshire – Ipsos MORI Anti-social behaviour research results

Cambridgeshire Anti-social behaviour inspection

Cheshire – Ipsos MORI Anti-social behaviour research results

Cheshire Anti-social behaviour inspection

City of London Anti-social behaviour inspection

Cleveland – Ipsos MORI Anti-social behaviour research results

Cleveland Anti-social behavioiur inspection

Cumbria – Ipsos MORI Anti-social behaviour research results

Cumbria Anti-social behaviour inspection

De Cymru, Adroddiad Arolwg Ymddygiad Gwrthgymdeithasol

Derbyshire – Ipsos MORI Anti-social behaviour research results

Derbyshire Anti-social behaviour inspection

Devon and Cornwall – Ipsos MORI Anti-social Behaviour research results

Devon and Cornwall Anti-social behaviour inspection

Dorset – Ipsos MORI Anti-social behaviour research results

Dorset Anti-social behaviour inspection

Durham – Ipsos MORI Anti-social behaviour research results

Durham Anti-social behaviour inspection

Dyfed-Powys – Ipsos MORI Anti-social behaviour research results

Dyfed-Powys Anti-social behaviour inspection

Dyfed-Powys, Adroddiad Arolwg Ymddygiad Gwrthgymdeithasol

Essex – Ipsos MORI Anti-social behaviour research results

Essex Anti-social behaviour inspection

Gloucestershire – Ipsos MORI Anti-social behaviour research results

Gloucestershire Anti-social behaviour inspection

Gogledd Cymru, Adroddiad Arolwg Ymddygiad Gwrthgymdeithasol

Greater Manchester – Ipsos MORI Anti-social behaviour research results

Greater Manchester Anti-social behaviour inspection

Gwent – Ipsos MORI Anti-social behvaiour research results

Gwent Anti-social behaviour inspection

Gwent, Adroddiad Arolwg Ymddygiad Gwrthgymdeithasol

Hampshire – Ipsos MORI Anti-social behvaiour research results

Hampshire ASB Inspection

Hertfordshire – Ipsos MORI Anti-social behaviour research results

Hertfordshire Anti-social behaviour inspection

Humberside – Ipsos MORI Anti-social behaviour research results

Humberside Anti-social behaviour inspection

Kent – Ipsos MORI Anti-social behaviour research results

Kent Anti-social behaviour inspection

Lancashire – Ipsos MORI anti-social behaviour research results

Lancashire Anti-social behaviour inspection

Leicestershire – Ipsos MORI Anti-social behaviour research results

Leicestershire Anti-social behaviour inspection

Lincolnshire – Ipsos MORI Anti-social behaviour research results

Lincolnshire Anti-social behaviour inspection

Merseyside – Ipsos MORI Anti-social behaviour research results

Merseyside Anti-social behaviour inspection

Metropolitan Police Service – Ipsos MORI Anti-social Behaviour research results

Metropolitan Police Service Anti-social behaviour inspection

Norfolk – Ipsos MORI Anti-social behaviour research results

Norfolk Anti-social behaviour inspection

North Wales – Ipsos MORI Anti-social behaviour research results

North Wales Anti-social behaviour inspection

North Yorkshire – Ipsos MORI Anti-social behaviour research results

North Yorkshire Anti-social behaviour inspection

Northamptonshire – Ipsos MORI Anti-social behaviour research results

Northamptonshire Anti-social behaviour inspection

Northumbria – Ipsos MORI Anti-social behaviour research results

Northumbria Anti-social behvaiour inspection

Nottinghamshire – Ipsos MORI Anti-social behaviour research results

Nottinghamshire Anti-social behaviour inspection

South Wales – Ipsos MORI Anti-social behvaiour research results

South Wales Anti-social behaviour inspection

South Yorkshire – Ipsos MORI Anti-social behaviour research results

South Yorkshire Anti-social behaviour inspection

Staffordshire – Ipsos MORI Anti-social behaviour research results

Staffordshire Anti-social behaviour inspection

Suffolk – Ipsos MORI Anti-social behaviour research results

Suffolk Anti-social behaviour inspection

Surrey – Ipsos MORI Anti-social behaviour research results

Surrey Anti-social behaviour inspection

Sussex – Ipsos MORI Anti-social behaviour research results

Sussex Anti-social behaviour inspection

Thames Valley – Ipsos MORI Anti-social behaviour research results

Thames Valley Anti-social behaviour inspection

Warwickshire – Ipsos MORI Anti-social behaviour research results

Warwickshire Anti-social behaviour inspection

West Mercia – Ipsos MORI Anti-social behaviour research results

West Mercia Anti-social behaviour inspection

West Midlands – Ipsos MORI Anti-social behaviour research results

West Midlands Anti-social behaviour inspection

West Yorkshire – Ipsos MORI Anti-social behaviour research results

West Yorkshire Anti-social behaviour inspection

Wiltshire – Ipsos MORI Anti-social behaviour research results

Wiltshire Anti-social behaviour inspection

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