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Anti-social behaviour up in Lichfield District areas targeted for reduction

New figures have revealed areas targeted for a reduction in anti-social behaviour have actually seen a rise in the number of incidents.

A mid-year report to Lichfield District Council’s cabinet has revealed the upturn.

Wards such as Bourne Vale and Fazeley, Chasetown, Burntwood and North Lichfield had been earmarked for improvement in the local authority’s one year action plan, with a target of reducing anti-social behaviour by five per cent.

But the latest figures have shown no signs of improvement.

The report revealed that for the period to July, anti-social behaviour had shown an increase of:

  • 40 per cent increase in Chasetown ward
  • 16 per cent increase in Burntwood ward
  • two per cent increase in North Lichfield ward
  • 63 per cent increase in Bourne Vale and Fazeley ward

The council is now looking for answers as to why the rise has happened.

“Reasons for such increases are being sought from the Safer Community Partnership and the police,” the report added.

Lichfield District Council’s cabinet will discuss the figures at a meeting today (February 4).

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