Survey shows anti-social fear on decrease

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FEAR of anti-social behaviour has lessened in East Lindsey, according to the findings of a new survey.

The survey, which covered East Lindsey and Boston Borough, had responses from 586 people – up 88 per cent on a survey carried out in 2010.

In the 2011 survey 13.8 per cent of East Lindsey respondents thought anti-social behaviour is a ‘very’ or ‘fairly’ big problem compared to 15 per cent in 2010, a 1.2 per cent reduction.

The feedback from the survey, carried out by the East Lindsey Community Safety Partnership, identified that anti-social behaviour, crime prevention and burglary reduction should be key priorities for 2012/13.

Coun Sandra Harrison, portfolio holder for community safety at East Lindsey District Council, said: “In partnership with other key agencies, we need to do all we can to ensure people living in and visiting East Lindsey feel safe and that crime remains low.”