PoliceProfessional.Com report on UPSI findings

Research identifies ASB risk factors and locations 

A report by the Universities’ Police Science Institute (UPSI) has said more needs to be done to tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB), especially when vulnerable and repeat victims are concerned.

The report, titled Personal, Situational and Incidental Vulnerabilities to ASB Harm: A Follow Up Study and linked with data from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) about the quality of police force responses to ASB, developed a comprehensive risk profile of ASB victims’ vulnerabilities and the level of repeat victimisation across the country.

The study drew upon responses obtained in September 2011 from 10,000 victims of ASB and set out how, why and where certain disorder incidents occur and their effects on the victims.

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