ANTI-SOCIAL behaviour has dropped across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, according to figures released by police.
Two months into this year's Summer Anti-Social Behaviour Campaign, which will run throughout the school holidays, the number of incidents has dropped by 6.14 per cent.
During June and July, 2011, there were a total of 15,262 anti-social behaviour incidents.
During June and July this year, rowdy and inconsiderate behaviour dropped by 12.91 per cent (935 fewer incidents), street drinking by 44.03 per cent (188 fewer incidents) and noise nuisance by 14.3 per cent (171 fewer incidents).
However, vehicle-related nuisance is up 4.99 per cent (72 more incidents).
Campaign lead Insp Mark Hull said: "Tackling anti-social behaviour is a year-round priority for Hampshire Constabulary. However, during the summer we historically see a rise in ASB offences; therefore we are placing additional focus on tackling ASB issues during our Summer Anti-Social Behaviour Campaign.
"Our Safer Neighbourhoods teams across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight have been conducting increased targeted patrols in hot spot areas as well as visits to schools and youth clubs ahead of the summer holidays.
"We have been working closely with licensees to tackle underage drinking; and we have made use of our SpeedWatch schemes run by volunteers. We are also working particularly closely with Neighbourhood Watch schemes to improve the links between local residents and the police."
Although people of all ages become involved in anti-social behaviour, police have asked parents in particular to keep an eye on their children during the school holidays to avoid them becoming involved.
Residents are urged to report any incidents of anti-social behaviour by calling 101 so resources and efforts can be targeted effectively.
Further information and advice is available at www.hampshire.police.uk
For a full picture of ASB in your neighbourhood, visit www.crimereports.co.uk