Antisocial behaviour falls in North Sunderland

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ANTISOCIAL behaviour has fallen in the north of Sunderland, according to a council report.

Sunderland City Council’s North Area Committee, which covers Castle, Fulwell, Redhill, St Peter’s and Southwick, has seen a drop of 23 per cent related crimes since last year.

Youth-related antisocial behaviour has also fallen by 13 per cent.

The annual report, which outlines the committee’s achievements, says that three-quarters of the residents in the area agree that the area is a place where people from different backgrounds get on well together.

More than £400,000 has been allocated by the body over the past year to meet its goals in the area, which included the refurbishment of the Sunderland North Community Sports Complex.

The committee had agreed its priorities for the year would be continue to be “aspirational,” raising the sense of belonging in the area as well as addressing key issues raised by the residents.

This was broken down into four categories of having an attractive and cared for environment, heritage, activities for young people and reducing antisocial behaviour.