POLICE responded to more than 10,000 reports of antisocial behaviour in Brighton and Hove last year, according to official figures.

Data from police.uk shows that there were 10,697 reports of antisocial behaviour between January 2020 and December 2020.

This is the equivalent to more than 29 offences a day.

Antisocial behaviour is defined as 'behaviour by a person which causes, or is likely to cause, harassment, alarm or distress to persons not of the same household as the person' according to the Antisocial Behaviour Act 2003 and Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011.

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Here are the 10 roads in Brighton with the most reported offences of antisocial behaviour between January 2020 and December 2020:

1) Norfolk Square - 110

2) Florence Avenue - 100

3) Furze Hill - 88

4) Donkey Mews - 82

5) The Ride - 80

6) Western Road - 64

7) Western Terrace - 61

8) Ditchling Road - 60

9) Conway Place - 60

10) North Street - 58 and Goldstone Crescent - 58

The Argus:

Norfolk Square was the worst road for anti-social behaviour offences ( Stock)

What are some examples of antisocial behaviour? 

Antisocial behaviour is behaviour by a person which causes, or is likely to cause, harassment, alarm or distress to persons not of the same household. 

Examples of antisocial behaviour include but are not limited to: 

  • Excessive or persistent noise e.g. loud music or TV.
  • Abusive or insulting behaviour.
  • Shouting, screaming, swearing or drunkenness.
  • Using violence or threatening to use violence.
  • Vandalism, graffiti or fly–tipping.
  • Using cars or motorbikes illegally.

Monthly crime numbers for 2020

Despite being in a lockdown or under government restrictions due to the global coronavirus pandemic, crime levels remained steady throughout most of the year. 

The month with the lowest level of reported crime was December with 2,226 offences reported in Brighton and Hove

Whereas August saw the highest rate of reported crime with 3,849. 

Here are the number of crimes reported each month in 2020: 

January -  2,782

February -  2,786

March - 2,518

April - 3,217

May - 3,283

June - 3,382

July - 3,549

August - 3,849

September - 3,387

October - 3,067

November - 2,475

December - 2,226

The total number of crimes reported to Sussex Police was 36,520 last year in Brighton and Hove. 

Crime statistics context

It is important to note that crime statistics alone do not tell the full story of a community and multiple factors can impact and contribute to crime levels. 

Nevertheless publicly available information on the police.uk website is a useful way for people to get a feeling for areas affected by crime.