Help to combat rise in anti-social behaviour

Over the last seven months, anti-social behaviour in Sussex has risen by 55%.

Police Community Support Officers have visited 900 local families to help combat this rise.

4,315 incidents were recorded in August compared to 1,945 in February, although large numbers are due to breaches of Covid guidelines, young people have still been involved in more than 1,500 incidents.

The visits have taken place as part of the Police & Crime Commissioner’s REBOOT programme, during lockdown officer continued to provide telephone based support and have now resumed home visits.

With funding from Commissioner Katy Bourne, Sussex Police is working with NHS Partnership Trust, Youth Offending Service and local charities in order to deliver REBOOT. This is a county-wide, early intervention programme that engages with young people at risk of falling into a pattern of violent or criminal behaviour.

Find out more about REBOOT here: www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk/get-involved/reboot