Twitter fuels yobs’ behaviour but crime drops
11:30am Wednesday 13th March 2013 in News
NEIGHBOURHOOD police in North Swindon have reduced anti-social behaviour to a level well below their target.
But they have warned of incidents being organised on social networks.
Each year the force is given a target to which to reduce the number of incidents and the latest figures show Wiltshire Police as a whole has reduced incidents to 17 per cent below their target.
A police spokesman said: “There has been a slight blip in a couple of places – Greenmeadow, with 11 extra reports, and Woodhall Park and Taw Hill where there have been 14 more calls compared to this time last year.
“Patrol strategies are being reviewed to address this.
“One thing we have noticed is that recent ASB tends to involve groups of young people who organise their activities on Facebook and Twitter via their mobile phones.
“We’d be grateful if parents would talk to teenagers about social media.”
Anyone with concerns about anti-social behaviour should contact their neighbourhood policing team on 101.