Antisocial behaviour and nipping crime in the bud

Currently waiting for a response from Northumbria Police, they should respond promptly and normally no later than (details).

Dear Northumbria Police,

1) Please would you tell me how you define antisocial behaviour and what penalties you can give, or actions you can take, to those engaging in it?

2) Can you tell me what policy or practice your force has (or evidence/studies you know of) that tackling anti-social behaviour at an early stage reduces the chances of culprits carrying out further antisocial behaviour, and/or going on to commit crimes?

3) If antisocial behaviour is linked to a footpath, alleyway or bridge; should it be closed off to stop that behaviour, even if doing so would be less convenient (or a lot less) to law-abiding users of it?

4) Do you know of instances where antisocial behaviour is stopped at one location, but it is displaced to another location? And do you have any idea of what proportion of antisocial behaviour is stopped altogether, and what proportion is displaced?

Thank you, in anticipation of your assistance.

Yours faithfully,

Henry S

Freedom of Information Mailbox, Northumbria Police

Henry

 

Before we can consider this request your real full name is required under
Section 8 of the Act

 

Additionally FOI is for information held by an organisation.  As some of
your questions are hypothetical, a response to them may not be held.

 

With regards to point 1 this information is already in the public domain
and can be found by simple research.  In order to assist I have provided a
link to the Northumbria Police website which provides information on what
antisocial behaviour can be defined as, and the penalties that may be
applied.

 

You may wish to visit our Disclosure Log where instances of previous FOI
submissions are published.  This may provide you with the type of
questions that we are able to successfully responded to.

 

Regards

FOI team

 

 

 

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Dear Freedom of Information Mailbox,

Thank you for your answer to my first question. The information was most helpful.

As requested, my name appears below.

As you suggested, I have looked at answers to other FOI requests. Many of these are simply factual answers.

I note in the introduction to FOIs on the force's website about them "giving a better understanding of how public authorities carry out their duties, make their decisions".
With this in my mind, I would appreciate it if you could answer my questions 2-4 as far as you are able, even though parts of them may be hypothetical.

Yours sincerely, and with thanks in anticipation of your further response,

Henry Stamp

Freedom of Information Mailbox, Northumbria Police

Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA)

 

Thank you for your email received today in which you make a request for
information that Northumbria Police may hold in accordance with the
Freedom Of Information Act 2000

 

To avoid doubt your request is as below.  If this is not correct please
advise by return

 

1. Can you tell me what policy or practice your force has (or
evidence/studies you know of) that tackling anti-social behaviour at an
early stage reduces the chances of culprits carrying out further
antisocial behaviour, and/or going on to commit crimes?

 

2. If antisocial behaviour is linked to a footpath, alleyway or bridge;
should it be closed off to stop that behaviour, even if doing so would be
less convenient (or a lot less) to law-abiding users of it?

 

3. Do you know of instances where antisocial behaviour is stopped at one
location, but it is displaced to another location? And do you have any
idea of what proportion of antisocial behaviour is stopped altogether, and
what proportion is displaced?

 

We are in the process of dealing with your request and a response should
be provided to you by 18/03/2019 which is in accordance with the
legislation.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Management Unit

 

www.northumbria.police.uk | www.northumbria-pcc.gov.uk

 

'Northumbria Police will be outstanding in the service we provide'

 

'We will do this through protecting the Vulnerable, delivering quality
Investigations and applying Problem solving to everything we do to protect
the communities we serve.'.'

 

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