Preston, Burnley and Blackpool rated in the top 10 places for anti-social behaviour

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A total of 9,351 antisocial behaviour incidents were recorded in 12 months in this place.

New research has revealed the top 10 UK areas with the most anti-social behaviour offences with Lancashire places making the list. The security experts at Get Licensed have looked at ONS data to reveal the most dangerous areas of the UK.

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This data has taken into account the rate of crime, violent crime, stalking and harassment, theft offences, drug offences and public order offences which was then normalised per 1,000 people and each region awarded a crime score out of 10. 

Taking the crown as the most antisocial area of the UK is Blackpool, with just over 66 antisocial behaviour offences per 1,000 people.

Taking the crown as the most antisocial area of the UK is Blackpool, with just over 66 antisocial behaviour offences per 1,000 people. Taking the crown as the most antisocial area of the UK is Blackpool, with just over 66 antisocial behaviour offences per 1,000 people.
Taking the crown as the most antisocial area of the UK is Blackpool, with just over 66 antisocial behaviour offences per 1,000 people. | Pexels

In total, 9,351 antisocial behaviour incidents were recorded in 12 months. 

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Nuisance was the category of antisocial behaviour with the most recorded incidents, followed by personal and environmental.

Preston ranked third on the list with just under 50 antisocial behaviour offences per 1,000 people.

There were 7,290 reports of antisocial behaviour, with 5,201 of these categorised as nuisance offences.

Despite being in third-place, antisocial behaviour in Preston has decreased by 17 per cent.

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The top 10 UK areas with the most anti-social behaviour offences per 1,000 people, are as follows:

Blackpool - 66.34.

Westminster - 65.97.

Preston - 49.38.

Burnley - 46.12.

Camden - 45.42.

Hyndburn - 40.85.

Tower Hamlets - 40.04.

Blackburn with Darwen - 38.27.

Middlesbrough - 38.04.

Kensington and Chelsea - 37.63.

The Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales Baroness Newlove whose husband Garry Newlove was murdered by a gang of youths outside their home in 2007 has launched a survey to gain insight into victims’ experiences of anti-social behaviour.

She said: "As I know only too well, experiencing persistent anti-social behaviour can be like a living nightmare.

"The cumulative impact of the behaviour can devastate victims’ lives, affecting their sleep, work, relationships, health, and feelings of safety in their own home. "This is why it’s so important to hear directly from victims, so that their experiences can inform the legislation and policy changes I put forward and they address the challenges these victims face."

The survey closes on Wednesday, April 3, and is available HERE.

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