Anti-social behaviour includes personal, environmental and nuisance anti-social behaviour.
Anti-social behaviour last month
There were 268 incidents of anti-social behaviour recorded by Greater Manchester Police in Trafford during December 2017. This is 120 fewer incidents than the same month last year.
Anti-social behaviour over the last 3 years
Anti-social behaviour has hovered between 268 and 669 incidents over the last 36 months. December 2017 reported the lowest number of incidents. There is a clear downward trend in the number of incidents with seasonal peaks between April and August and during October.
The rate of anti-social behaviour over the last 3 years for each of Trafford's wards has been visualised in this linked chart.
Anti-social behaviour rates
There were approximately 1.1 incidents of anti-social behaviour recorded for every 1,000 Trafford resident during December 2017. However, there is some variation in rates of anti-social behaviour between wards. Bucklow-St Martins and Gorse Hill wards recorded the highest rates of anti-social behaviour with 2.4 and 2.2 incidents per 1,000 residents respectively.
The location quotient (Brantingham & Brantingham 1997) provides a measure of the difference between the rate of crime in a ward and the rate of crime for the whole of Trafford. A location quotient of 1.0 indicates that a ward has a proportional share of crime whilst a value greater than 1 indicates a disproportionate share.
Figure 4 shows that Bucklow-St. Martins and Gorse Hill wards both recorded around twice the rate of anti-social behaviour during December 2017 as Trafford as a whole.
Rates for incidents of anti-social behaviour have been calculated using the number of residents in each area.
Ward abbreviations: Altrincham (ALT); Ashton upon Mersey (AOM); Bowdon (BOW); Broadheath (BRD); Brooklands (BRK); Bucklow-St Martins (BSM); Clifford (CLF); Davyhulme East (DVE); Davyhulme West (DVW); Flixton (FLX); Gorse Hill (GOH); Hale Barns (HBN); Hale Central (HCT); Longford (LFD); Priory (PRI); St Mary's (STM); Sale Moor (SLM); Stretford (STR); Timperley (TMP); Urmston (URM); Village (VLG)
Brantingham, P.L. and Brantingham, P.J. (1998). Mapping crime for analytic purposes: location quotients, counts and rates. In D. Weisburd and T. McEwen, eds, Crime Mapping and Crime Prevention, 263-288. Monsey, NY: Criminal Justice Press.