Northumbria Police have been unresponsive to anti-social calls

Information request reveals Northumbria Police has not responded to over 100 000 anti-social calls in the last four years

Charlotte Lee
18th May 2023
Information request reveals Northumbria Police has not responded to over 100 000 anti-social calls in the last four years
In 2022, Northumbria police failed to send officers to over 23,000 reports of anti-social behaviour. Only 45% of anti social incidences that were reported has officers sent to them - which was a decrease from 2019 where 60% of incidences were responded too.

The liberal democratic party’s freedom of information request revealed that more than 100,000 anti social behaviour reports have been ignored by Northumbria police force in the last four years.

More than 100,000 anti social behaviour reports have been ignored by Northumbria police force

Counsillor Colin Ferguson, Leader of Newcastle’s liberal democrats has outwardly criticised the current approach to anti social crime and have stated that Labour party has “lost control of anti social behaviour in Newcastle"

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Kim McGuinness has responded to by stating this is a result of decreasing police budgets as Northumbria Police has lost 1,100 officers and £148 million pounds from their budget since 2019. McGuinness empathized that in order to combat anti social behaviour there needs to be investment in front line policing but without a sufficient budget it becomes increasingly difficult to do so.

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