The recorded number of anti-social behaviour crimes increased by 7% in Sussex.

That’s according to the the office of the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC).

Additional anti-social behaviour crimes went up by 1,623.

That figure represents the rise from September 2016 to August 2017.

The increase is compared to the same period the previous year.

Katy Bourne, the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner said:

“My office has received a number of concerns from residents, communities and businesses across the county about anti-social behaviour.”

This Friday (15 September) the police Performance & Accountability Meeting takes place.

This is an opportunity for the PCC to find out what work the police is doing with its partners to tackle anti-social behaviour.

Katy Bourne added,

“I will also be questioning the Chief Constable about Sussex Police’s changes to its policing model.

I want to know how the force is assessing the effectiveness of this model and how local policing will be delivered across Sussex in respect of crime prevention, response and investigation.”

In March, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary’s Effectiveness report published findings on Sussex Police.

They outlined the force still needs to better show how the new model of modernised neighbourhood policing will continue to support local communities.

The Sussex PCC will be asking the Chief Constable how Sussex police is analysing what impact the introduction of the new model is having on local communities.

The meeting begins at 1pm on Friday (15 September) and it can be followed online here.

This video explains what the Police and Crime plan is for 2017-2021: