MORE TREATS THAN TRICKS ON HALLOWEEN AS ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR FALLS ON 31 OCTOBER November 1st, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments MORE TREATS THAN TRICKS ON HALLOWEEN AS ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR FALLS ON 31 OCTOBER Merseyside Police has recorded fewer reports of anti-social behaviour and vandalism on Halloween tonight (Thursday, 31 October) compared to the previous night. The force was called about 260 incidents of anti-social behaviour and vandalism between 2pm and 12am when compared to 715 for the same period yesterday. This equates to a reduction of 63%. Reports of criminal damage have fallen by 35% when comparing reports received today (51) with reports received on the same day last year (79). The week between October 30 and November 5 is traditionally one of the busiest of the year for Merseyside’s emergency services. Commander for the policing operation, Superintendent Rowley Moore, said parents and young people had heeded advice about how to enjoy the night safely and responsibly. He said: “While the vast majority of young people behaved themselves there was a small minority of both youngsters and adults whose actions went beyond innocent mischief. “I would like to thank parents who have clearly listened to our advice to make sure they know what their children are doing for Halloween and the young people themselves have taken advantage of all the things put on for them. “We have seen far fewer instances of groups of young people out of the street after dark getting involved in anti-social behaviour and the high numbers of officers we have had on duty has meant people have felt reassured and got a swift response when it was needed. “A great deal of planning and effort has gone into what is a multi-agency operation running throughout Merseyside this week and we will continue to work hard for the next busy period next week around Bonfire Night.” There were 15 arrests made between 2pm and 12am compared to 20 in last year’s October 31 operation. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Related Comments comments!