Police are dealing with anti-social behaviour, survey finds

A SURVEY has found 65 per cent of people believe the police in their area are dealing with anti social behaviour. People were asked if they agreed with the statement I am confident the police deal with anti social behaviour as part of a Devon and Cornwa

A SURVEY has found 65 per cent of people believe the police in their area are dealing with anti social behaviour.

People were asked if they agreed with the statement 'I am confident the police deal with anti social behaviour' as part of a Devon and Cornwall police consultation exercise.

Of the 699 respondents, almost two thirds agreed with the statement.

The respondents were from across Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and represented a range of communities and ages.

Councillor Mike Hicks, chair of the community engagement committee, said: "police authorities, made up of local councillors and independent members, provide the best way of ensuring that policing is responsive to local needs.