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OLR 49/04

Appendix Tables

Table A3.1 Perceived level of problems with specific types of behaviour in the local area
Table A3.2 Trend in percentage of people perceiving very or fairly big problems with ASB, 1992 to 2003/04 BCS
Table A3.3 Perception of trend of ASB in last two years in local area
Table A3.4 Percentage perceiving behaviour as biggest problem in local area

Table A4.1 Percentage perceiving very or fairly big problems by type of area
Table A4.2 Number of types of behaviour seen to be 'very' big problems in the local area by type of area
Table A4.3 Percentage perceiving behaviour as biggest problem in local area by type of area
Table A4.4 Percentage perceiving behaviour as biggest problem by age group
Table A4.5 Percentage perceiving high levels of ASB by local area characteristics
Table A4.6 Percentage perceiving high levels of ASB by personal and household characteristics

Table A5.1 Stated sources of perceptions of problems for different types of ASB
Table A5.2 Stated sources of perceptions of problems with vandalism and graffiti by type of area
Table A5.3 Perceptions of problems and personal experience of types of behaviour in last 12 months
Table A5.4 Frequency of experience of young people hanging around by type of area
Table A5.5 Reporting of incidents among those who experienced them
Table A5.6 View of who is responsible for stopping or reducing ASB

Table A6.1 The specific nature of ASB incidents on last occasion


Table A6.2 Percentage of offenders perceived to be deliberately being anti-social
Table A6.3 Percentage of most recent incidents where behaviour was directed towards respondent personally
Table A6.4 Frequency of personal experience of ASB in last 12 months
Table A6.5 Location of ASB incidents experienced
Table A6.6 Timing of incidents experienced
Table A6.7 Types of behaviour seen or heard in last 12 months by regular users - town centres
Table A6.8 Types of behaviour seen or heard in last 12 months by regular users - public transport

Table A7.1 Number of offenders in most recent incident


Table A7.2 Gender of offenders
Table A7.3 Age of offenders
Table A7.4 Ethnicity of offenders
Table A7.5 Offender and victim relationship
Table A7.6 Whether offenders perceived to be from local area
Table A7.7 Relationship between offenders and victim in incidents of drunk or rowdy behaviour
Table A7.8 Comparison of age groups of offenders and victims in incidents of young people hanging around
Table A7.9 Comparison of ethnicity of offenders and victims in incidents of young people hanging around

Table A8.1 Effect of types of ASB on quality of life


Table A8.2 Emotional response to ASB problems in the local area
Table A8.3 Impact on quality of life of ASB in the local area
Table A8.4 Behaviour changes as a result of ASB problems
Table A8.5 Percentage for whom young people hanging around has high impact on quality of life - by area characteristics
Table A8.6 Percentage for whom young people hanging around had high impact on quality of life - by personal characteristics
Table A8.7 Percentage of those perceiving problems in local area for whom ASB had high impact on quality of life - by ASB characteristics
Table A8.8 Percentage of those perceiving problems with teenagers hanging around by experience and impact
Table A8.9 Percentage worried about crime by level of perceived ASB
Table A8.10 Percentage worried about crime by level of perceived problems with vandalism and graffiti
Table A8.11 Whether people enjoy living in local area by perception of high ASB
Table A8.12 Whether people enjoy living in local area by perceptions of vandalism and graffiti
Table A8.13 Crime victimisation rates and high perceived ASB by type of area
Table A3.1 Perceived level of problems with specific types of behaviour in the local area

Percentages 2003/04 BCS


Very or fairly Very big Fairly big Not a very big Not a problem
big problem problem problem problem at all Unweighted n
Speeding traffic % 43 12 31 34 23 17,851
Cars parked inconveniently or illegally % 31 9 22 37 33 17,833
Rubbish or litter % 29 9 20 41 30 37,874
Fireworks (not part of an organised display) % 29 10 19 34 37 17,833
Vandalism and graffiti % 28 8 20 41 31 37,837
Teenagers hanging around % 27 9 19 40 33 37,836
Drug use or dealing % 25 9 16 33 42 36,116
Uncontrolled dogs and dog mess % 25 6 18 40 35 17,836
People being drunk or rowdy % 19 5 14 42 39 37,685
Abandoned cars % 15 4 11 30 55 36,176
People being insulted, pestered or intimidated % 11 2 9 35 55 17,772
Noisy neighbours % 9 3 6 29 62 37,879
Racial attacks or harassment % 7 2 5 26 67 37,434
Disputes between neighbours % 6 2 4 30 64 17,823
People using or carrying airguns/ replicas % 4 1 3 17 79 17,597
People sleeping rough % 3 1 2 13 84 37,822
1. Base is total population aged 16 or over.
Table A3.2 Trend in percentage of people perceiving very or fairly big problems with ASB, 1992 to 2003/04 BCS

Percentages
1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04
Rubbish or litter 30 26 26 28 30 32 33 29
Vandalism and graffiti 26 29 24 26 32 34 35 28
Teenagers hanging around 20 26 24 27 32 32 33 27
Drug use or dealing 14 22 21 25 33 31 32 25
Drunk or rowdy behaviour n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 22 23 19
Abandoned or burnt-out cars n/a n/a n/a n/a 14 20 25 15
Noisy neighbours 8 8 8 8 9 10 10 9
Racial attacks 3 5 5 5 8 9 8 7
Unweighted n (minimum) 8,486 13,745 7,629 13,995 8,916 30,727 34,622 36,116
1. Base is total population aged 16 or over.
2. Other types of behaviour only added on to the survey in 2003/04.

Table A3.3 Perception of trend of ASB in last two years in local area

Percentage 2003/04 BCS

%
Got a lot worse 18
Got a little worse 24
Stayed the same 51
Got a little better 7
Got a lot better 1
Total 100
Unweighted n 15,728
1. Based on those living in the same area for last two years.
Table A3.4 Percentage perceiving behaviour as biggest problem in local area

Percentages 2003/04 BCS


Biggest problem
%
Speeding traffic 19
Teenagers hanging around 17
Drug use or dealing 9
Cars parked inconveniently, dangerously or illegally 7
Rubbish or litter 7
Vandalism and graffiti 6
Uncontrolled dogs or dog mess 5
Fireworks (not part of an organised display) 3
People being drunk or rowdy in public places 3
Noisy neighbours 2
Abandoned or burnt-out cars 2
People being insulted, pestered or intimidated 1
Conflicts or disputes between neighbours 1
Racial attacks or harassment <1
People sleeping rough <1
People using or carrying airguns/ replicas <1
Cannot choose one 1
None of these are a problem 17
Total 100
Unweighted n 17,670
1. Base is total population aged 16 or over.
Table A4.1 Percentage perceiving very or fairly big problems by type of area

Percentage within type of area 2003/04 BCS


Type of area
Wealthy Urban Comfortably Moderate
achievers prosperity off means Hard-pressed
Speeding traffic 43 39 42 45 47
Cars parked inconveniently or illegally 25 33 32 37 31
Rubbish or litter 16 38 25 38 41
Fireworks not part of an organised display 22 22 29 33 37
Vandalism or graffiti 15 34 25 35 41
Teenagers hanging around 16 25 25 35 41
People using or dealing drugs 13 28 21 32 41
Uncontrolled dogs and dog mess 18 21 23 31 34
People being drunk or rowdy 10 26 17 24 27
Abandoned cars 9 17 12 18 25
People being pestered in the street 5 14 8 14 19
Noisy neighbours parties 3 13 6 11 17
Attack because of skin colour 2 12 5 9 11
Disputes between neighbours 3 6 4 8 11
People with airguns 2 5 3 4 6
People sleeping rough 1 9 2 3 5
Unweighted n in range 4 4,740 to 9,989 1,296 to 2,952 5,325 to 11,393 2,403 to 5,244 3,796 to 8,216
1. Base is all aged 16 or over in each type of area.
2. Type of area defined using ACORN geodemographic tool (copyright CACI Ltd).
3. Read as '43% of those in wealthy achiever areas perceived very or fairly big problems with speeding traffic'.
4. Some of the measures were asked of a representative half of the total sample.
Table A4.2 Number of types of behaviour seen to be 'very' big problems in the local area by type of area

Percentages 2003/04 BCS


Wealthy Urban Comfortably Moderate
achievers prosperity off means Hard-pressed Total
None of types of ASB a 'very' big problem 76 62 68 55 49 64
One type of behaviour a 'very' big problem 14 17 16 19 17 16
Two types 5 8 7 10 11 8
Three types 2 5 3 6 6 4
Four to five types 2 5 4 6 9 5
Six to sixteen types 1 3 2 5 8 3
100 100 100 100 100 100

Mean number 0.4 1.0 0.7 1.2 1.6 0.9

Unweighted n 4,777 1,357 5,381 2,437 3,882 17,872


1. Base is total population aged 16 or over.
2. Respondents asked about 16 types of behaviour.
3. Type of area defined using ACORN geodemographic tool (copyright CACI Ltd).
Table A4.3 Percentage perceiving behaviour as biggest problem in local area by type of area

Percentage within type of area 2003/04 BCS


Type of area
Wealthy achievers Urban Comfortably Moderate Hard-pressed
prosperity off means
% % % % %
Speeding traffic 29 14 20 16 11
Teenagers hanging around 12 10 18 21 22
Drug use or dealing 5 10 7 13 16
Cars parked inconveniently, dangerously or illegally 7 7 9 6 4
Rubbish or litter 5 10 6 7 8
Vandalism and graffiti 5 9 6 5 6
Uncontrolled dogs or dog mess 4 3 5 5 5
Fireworks (not part of an organised display) 4 2 4 3 4
People being drunk or rowdy in public places 2 7 3 4 2
Noisy neighbours 1 4 2 2 4
Abandoned or burnt out cars 2 1 1 2 3
People being insulted, pestered or intimidated <1 1 <1 1 1
Conflicts or disputes between neighbours <1 1 <1 <1 1
Racial attacks or harassment <1 1 <1 1 1
People sleeping rough <1 1 <1 <1 <1
People using or carrying airguns/ replicas <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
Cannot choose one 21 16 17 13 13
None of these are a problem 1 1 1 1 1
Total 100 100 100 100 100

Unweighted n 4,741 1,334 5,331 2,395 3,832


1. Base is all aged 16 or over in each type of area.
2. Type of area defined using ACORN geodemographic tool (copyright CACI Ltd).
Table A4.4 Percentage perceiving behaviour as biggest problem by age group

Percentage within age group 2003/04 BCS


Age group
16-24 25-44 45-64 65-74 75+
% % % % %
Speeding traffic 13 20 20 22 21
Teenagers hanging around 22 20 16 13 8
Drug use or dealing 13 10 10 5 2
Cars parked inconveniently, dangerously or illegally 6 6 8 7 7
Rubbish or litter 7 5 7 10 9
Vandalism and graffiti 7 6 6 5 4
Uncontrolled dogs or dog mess 3 5 4 7 5
Fireworks (not part of an organised display) 2 2 5 6 4
People being drunk or rowdy in public places 5 4 2 2 1
Noisy neighbours 3 3 2 2 1
Abandoned or burnt-out cars 2 2 2 1 2
People being insulted, pestered or intimidated 1 1 <1 <1 -
Conflicts or disputes between neighbours 1 1 1 <1 <1
Racial attacks or harassment 1 1 <1 <1 <1
People sleeping rough <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
People using or carrying airguns/ replicas <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
Cannot choose one 12 14 16 19 34
None of these are a problem 1 1 1 1 1
Total 100 100 100 100 100

Unweighted n 1,476 6,010 5,787 2,317 2,080


1. Base is all aged 16 and over in each age group.
Table A4.5 Percentage perceiving high levels of ASB by local area characteristics

Percentages 2003/04 BCS


Percentage
perceiving
high ASB Unweighted n

Region
North East 19 2,219
North West 17 4,410
Yorkshire & Humberside 16 3,126
East Midlands 17 3,411
West Midlands 15 3,455
East of England 12 4,206
London 24 2,879
South East 15 4,240
South West 14 3,718
Wales 12 2,751

Urbanisation
Inner city 34 3,015
Urban 18 22,589
Rural 5 8,811

Type of area (ACORN) 1


Wealthy achievers 5 9,247
Urban prosperity 20 2,570
Comfortably off 12 10,417
Moderate means 22 4,733
Hard-pressed 31 7,376

Proportion of local population aged from 10 to 24 years 2

10% of areas with lowest proportion 6 2,521


10% of areas with highest proportion 27 2,671

Proportion of local population who are White 2

10% of areas with lowest proportion 29 2,436


10% of areas with highest proportion 11 3,303

Proportion of local population who are economically active 2

10% of areas with lowest proportion 28 2,843


10% of areas with highest proportion 13 3,474

Proportion of local households that are couples with children 2

10% of areas with lowest proportion 27 1,928


10% of areas with highest proportion 11 3,449

Neighbours look out for each other in the area?


Yes, definitely 8 3,730
Yes, to some extent 17 3,794
No 33 951

England and Wales 16 34,415


1. Type of area defined using ACORN geodemographic tool (copyright CACI Ltd).
2. Classified using 2001 Census data at postcode sector level.
3. Base is all aged 16 and over in each category.
4. Read as '19% of those in the north east region perceived a high level of ASB in local area'.
Table A4.6 Percentage perceiving high levels of ASB by personal and household characteristics

Percentages 2003/04 BCS

Percentage perceiving high ASB Unweighted n

Age group
16-24 22 2,961
25-44 18 11,867
45-64 16 11,287
65-74 11 4,465
75+ 5 3,835

Gender
Male 16 15,626
Female 17 18,789

Ethnicity
White 16 32,489
Mixed 24 343
Asian 25 2,166
Black 27 1,586
Other 21 743
All BME groups 24 4,838

Marital status
Married or cohabiting 15 19,677
Widowed 8 3,971
Single 21 6,761
Divorced or separated 20 3,988

General level of health (self-defined)


Very good 14 13,294
Good 17 12,635
Fair 19 6,190
Bad 20 1,777
Very bad 28 368

Criminal victimisation
Not victim in last year 12 26,421
Victim in last year 29 7,994

Newspaper readership
National broadsheets 11 5,239
National tabloids 18 14,888
Other daily newspaper 18 4,120
None 15 10,004

Social grade
Professional 9 1,913
Managerial 13 10,399
Skilled non-manual 16 5,514
Skilled manual 18 7,593
Semi-skilled 21 4,384
Unskilled 24 1,883

Household income
Under £10,000 20 6,911
£10,000 to £14,999 19 3,428
£15,000 to £19,999 19 2,951
£20,000 to £29,999 18 4,935
£30,000 or more 13 8,870

Tenure
Owners 13 24,751
Private rented sector 16 3,164
Social rented sector 30 6,287

Accommodation type
House 15 29,066
Flat/ maisonette 25 3,798

England and Wales 16 34,415


1. Base is all aged 16 and over in each category.
2. Read as '22% of those aged 16-24 perceived a high level of ASB in local area'.
Table A5.1 Stated sources of perceptions of problems for different types of ASB

Percentages 2003/04 BCS


Young people Vandalism and Drug use or Drunk or Noisy
hanging graffiti dealing rowdy neighbours
around behaviour

% % % % %
My own personal experience 91 88 54 88 96
Experience of neighbours, friends or family 39 35 41 32 29
Stories in the LOCAL newspapers, radio or TV 20 26 33 22 4
Stories in the NATIONAL newspapers, radio or TV 5 6 9 6 2
Authorities such as local or central government or the police 3 4 6 2 1
Television dramas 3 3 4 4 2
Something that is just generally known about in the area 13 15 33 13 3
Other <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
Unweighted n 3,636 3,722 3,204 2,307 1,040
1. Base is those people who perceived very or fairly big problems with each strand.
2. Percentages add to more than 100 as multiple responses allowed.

Table A5.2 Stated sources of perceptions of problems with vandalism and graffiti by type of area

Percentages 2003/04 BCS


Wealthy Urban Comfortably Moderate Hard-pressed
achievers prosperity off means
% % % % %
My own personal experience 85 91 88 87 88
Experience of neighbours, friends or family 38 28 34 32 38
Stories in the LOCAL newspapers, radio or TV 33 20 31 27 22
Stories in the NATIONAL newspapers, radio or TV 5 8 7 5 5
Authorities such as local or central government or the police 4 4 3 4 3
Television dramas 3 2 4 2 4
Something that is just generally known about in the area 14 15 15 16 15
Other 1 <1 <1 <1 <1
Unweighted n 564 341 1,044 643 1,123
1. Base is those people who perceived very or fairly big problems with vandalism and graffiti.
2. Type of area defined using ACORN geodemographic tool (copyright CACI Ltd).
3. Percentages add to more than 100 as multiple responses allowed.
Table A5.3 Perceptions of problems and personal experience of types of behaviour in last 12 months

Percentages 2003/04 BCS

Percentage of total Percentage of those


population perceiving perceiving problems who
very or fairly big have had personal
problem in local area experience in last 12
Type of behaviour 1
Type of personal experience months 2 Unweighted n

Vandalism or graffiti 28 Any experience of vandalism or graffiti 85 3,805


Seen evidence of vandalism 75 3,805
Seen evidence of graffiti 64 3,805

Seen people vandalising 24 3,805


Seen people writing graffiti 15 3,805

Own property affected by vandalism 17 3,805


Own property affected by graffiti 6 3,805

Teenagers hanging around 27 Seen young people hanging around on the street 94 3,677

Drug use or dealing 25 Any experience of drug use or dealing 55 3,271


Seen evidence of using drugs 42 3,271
Seen evidence of dealing drugs 28 3,271
Seen evidence - not sure whether using or dealing
5 3,271
drugs
People being drunk or rowdy 19 Seen or heard people being drunk or rowdy 87 2,365

Noisy neighbours 9 Experienced problems with noisy neighbours 87 1,057

Unweighted n 36,116
1. Based on total population. Read as '28% of all aged 16 and over perceived very or fairly big problems in local area with vandalism or graffiti'.
2. Based on those who perceived a very or fairly big problem. Read as '85% of those perceiving a very or fairly big problem with vandalism had experienced it in last 12 months'.
Table A5.4 Frequency of experience of young people hanging around by type of area

Percentages 2003/04 BCS


Wealthy Urban Comfortably off Moderate means Hard-pressed Total
achievers prosperity
% % % % % %
Not experienced young people hanging around 5 11 6 6 6 6
Low relative frequency of experience 18 20 16 12 9 14
Medium 36 23 31 23 22 27
High relative frequency of experience 40 47 48 60 63 53
Total 100 100 100 100 100 100
Unweighted n 613 246 1,041 636 1,129 3,753
1. Base is those perceiving very or fairly big problem in area with type of behaviour.
2. Type of area defined using ACORN geodemographic tool (copyright CACI Ltd).
3. 'Relative frequency' places a rougly even proportion of respondents in the high, medium and low categories across the types of behaviour.
Table A5.5 Reporting of incidents among those who experienced them

Percentages 2003/04 BCS


Noisy Drug use or Young people Vandalism or Drunk or
neighbours dealing hanging graffiti rowdy
around behaviour
% % % % %
Individual or agency complained to:
Those actually causing the problem 27 5 7 4 4
Parents/families of those causing the problem 8 4 4 3 3
Landlord of the house or flat 7 2 1 n/a 1
Pub landlord / Bar manager n/a 3 1 n/a 2
Police 14 15 11 9 9
Neighbourhood Watch 1 1 2 2 1
Neighbourhood warden 1 <1 1 1 1
Local council department 16 3 4 6 3
Local councillor/MP or other elected official 2 2 2 3 2
Tenants/residents association 3 2 2 3 1
Teachers or local school <1 2 1 1 <1
Bus company n/a n/a n/a <1 n/a
Train company n/a n/a n/a <1 n/a
Other 3 2 1 2 1
Not complained to anyone 46 72 75 75 80
Unweighted n 922 1,619 3,448 3,202 2,039
1. Base is those actually experiencing problems in last 12 months.
2. Percentages add to more than 100 as multiple responses allowed.
3. Read as '27% of those experiencing noisy neighbours complained to those actually causing the problem'.
Table A5.6 View of who is responsible for stopping or reducing ASB

Percentages 2003/04 BCS


Drunk or
Young people Vandalism Drug use or rowdy
hanging around and graffiti dealing behaviour
Local people themselves 16 18 19 17
Parents 76 65 53 42
Landlords of flats or houses 2 2 5 4
Pub landlords / Bar managers 4 4 11 31
Schools/ teachers 17 16 21 7
Local community or tenants groups 9 9 8 5
Police 51 59 74 58
Neighbourhood Watch 5 10 7 4
Neighbourhood Wardens 3 5 4 3
Courts 9 15 25 12
Local council 22 23 19 19
National government 11 11 23 14
Other 1 0 1 2
None of these groups 1 2 1 3
Unweighted n 3607 3726 3206 2268
1. Base is those perceiving problems with each behaviour.
2. Percentages add to more than 100 as multiple responses allowed.
3. Read as '16% of those perceiving problems with young people felt local people responsible for stopping it'.

Percentages 2003/04 BCS


Noisy
neighbours
Local people themselves 29
Parents 21
Landlords of flats or houses 17
Local community or tenants groups 6
Police 37
Neighbourhood Watch 3
Neighbourhood Wardens 3
Courts 4
Local council 28
Environmental Health Department 15
The Housing Office 7
National government 4
Other 2
None of these groups 6
Unweighted n 1007
1. Base is those perceiving problems with each behaviour.
2. Percentages add to more than 100 as multiple responses allowed.
Table A6.1 The specific nature of ASB incidents on last occasion

Percentages 2003/04 BCS

Of those
experiencing the
general type of ASB
%
Young people hanging around
Being loud, rowdy or noisy 48
Swearing/ using bad language 48
Just being a general nuisance 43
Drinking 31
Blocking the pavement 29
Littering (e.g. spitting gum on the street) 24
Being abusive/ harassing or insulting people 17
Blocking the entrance to shops 16
Generally intimidating or threatening people 11
Fighting with each other 9
Taking drugs 6
Damaging property or cars 5
Writing graffiti 5
Physically assaulting people 1
Mugging or robbing people 1
Something else 1
Not doing anything in particular 6
Unweighted n 3,437

Vandalism and graffiti - target


Bus shelters/ phone boxes/ toilets/other public facilities 52
Local parks, playgrounds or other open spaces 16
Local shops or commercial premises 15
Gardens/ fences 15
Cars or other vehicles 12
Houses/ flats 9
Local public transport 5
Communal housing areas (e.g. lights or lifts) 5
Local public monuments, artwork or planted areas 4
Local schools 3
Underpasses / subways 1
Road signs / other signs 1
Other 3
Unweighted n 3,190

Vandalism and graffiti - reason a problem


It spoilt how things look 58
It will have cost the council or businesses money to deal with it 49
It will have cost other local residents money to deal with it 23
It meant that things could not be used properly or used at all 21
It meant that things became unsafe or dangerous to use 19
It cost me or my household money to deal with it 10
It will have cost other local residents time to deal with it 10
It cost me time to deal with it 7
Other 1
No particular problem with the incident 3
Unweighted n 3,178
1. Base is those experiencing the different types of ASB.
2. Percentages add to more than 100 as multiple responses allowed.
3. Read as '48% of those experiencing problems with young people hanging around said they were being loud, rowdy or noisy'.
Table A6.1 The specific nature of ASB incidents on last occasion
2003/04 BCS

Of those
experiencing the
general type of ASB
%
Drug use or dealing
People smoking marijuana or cannabis in public places 39
People dealing drugs 31
Children and teenagers taking drugs 28
People taking/ being on hard drugs (like crack, heroin, cocaine) 19
Used needles (e.g. on the streets, in stairwells, car parks) 15
Stealing, theft or burglary related to drug use 11
General violent crime related to drug use or dealing 7
Begging related to drug use 7
Drug dealers or users being intimidating to local people 6
Violence between drug gangs 3
Crack houses (particular houses routinely used for dealing and using crack) 3
Other 1
No particular drug related problem 7
Unweighted n 1,593

Drunk or rowdy behaviour


Noise from people in the streets when they have been drinking 64
People being abusive when they have been drinking 40
Cans and bottles left on the streets or thrown into gardens 31
Young people drinking in local streets/parks and other public places 26
People being intimidating when they have been drinking 25
Fast food wrapping left on the streets or thrown into gardens 23
Being kept awake by drunken and rowdy behaviour 21
Fighting within or between groups 15
People urinating in public places 14
Vomit on the pavements 11
Violence/people being assaulted by drunks 9
Drink-related theft or vandalism 6
Homeless people and alcoholics drinking in local streets/parks and public places 5
Drunk people begging 3
Other <1
Nothing in particular 3
Unweighted n 2,042
1. Base is those experiencing the different types of ASB.
2. Percentages add to more than 100 as multiple responses allowed.
3. Read as '39% of those experiencing problems with drug use or dealing said people were smoking cannabis in public'.
Table A6.1 The specific nature of ASB incidents on last occasion
2003/04 BCS
Percentage of
those experiencing
ASB
%
Noisy neighbours - nature of noise
Loud music 51
Arguments or fights 25
General talking or shouting 25
Parties 22
People revving cars (or other vehicles) 11
Dogs 10
Children playing 9
DIY (e.g. hammering on walls) 7
Television 3
Other 4
Nothing in particular 1
Unweighted n 923

Noisy neighbours - reason a problem


Being kept awake 69
General annoyance 46
Activities at home being disturbed (e.g. unable to read or hear TV) 28
Children in the household being frightened or intimidated by the noise 9
Being frightened or intimidated by the noise 8
Being stopped from working at home 3
Other 1
Nothing in particular <1
Unweighted n 924
1. Base is those experiencing types of ASB.
2. Percentages add to more than 100 as multiple responses allowed.
3. Read as '22% of those experiencing problems with noisy neighbours said noise was from parties'.
Table A6.2 Percentage of offenders perceived to be deliberately anti-social

Percentages 2003/04 BCS

Percentage of those
perceiving problems Unweighted n
Young people hanging around % 64 3,602
Drunk or rowdy behaviour % 58 2,308
Noisy neighbours % 45 1,030
1. Base is those perceiving problems with types of ASB.
2. Read as '64% of those perceiving problems with young people hanging around believed they were being deliberately anti-social'.

Table A6.3 Percentage of most recent incidents where behaviour was directed towards respondent personally

Percentages 2003/04 BCS


Percentage where
ASB directed at
respondent Unweighted n
Drunk or rowdy behaviour 1 % 23 2,042
Young people hanging around 2 % 10 3,437
Vandalism and graffiti 3 % 6 3,190
Drug use or dealing 4 % 6 1,593
Noisy neighbours 5 % 4 918
1. Type of behaviour against respondent includes abuse, intimidation, litter in garden, being kept awake, violence, theft, vandalism and begging.
2. Includes swearing, abuse, assault, mugging, intimidation and threats.
3. Against respondent's property.
4. Includes intimidation, violence, theft and begging.
5. Noise specifically directed at respondent.
6. Base is those experiencing problems with each type of behaviour.
Table A6.4 Frequency of personal experience of ASB in last 12 months

Percentages 2003/04 BCS

Young people Noisy Drunk or rowdy Drug use or Vandalism


hanging around neighbours behaviour dealing and graffiti
% % % % %
No experience in last 12 months 6 13 13 45 15
Once in the last 12 months <1 1 2 4 8
A few times in the last 12 months 7 16 20 20 35
Around once a month 6 14 17 9 21
Around once a week 27 29 36 11 14
More or less every day 41 22 10 8 4
All the time 13 5 2 2 3
Total 100 100 100 100 100
Unweighted n 3,671 1,055 2,364 3,260 3,753
1. Base is those perceiving very or fairly big problem in area with type of behaviour.
Table A6.5 Location of ASB incidents experienced
2003/04 BCS
Of those
experiencing the
general type of ASB
%
Young people hanging around
In or around local shops 62
In other streets in the area/street corners 49
In my street 44
In parks, playgrounds or other open spaces 37
At bus stops 22
In shopping centres or precincts 21
Alleyways 18
Outside or near pubs, clubs or nightclubs 18
Outside or near schools 11
Garage areas/stairwells/communal areas 10
Places of entertainment (e.g. cinemas, cafes, restaurants) 7
At train stations 7
Outside or near youth clubs 6
On public transport (e.g. trains, buses) 6
Other 1
No one particular place <1
Unweighted n 3,458

Drug use or dealing


Streets (not own street) 39
Own street on foot 37
Parks 32
Near pubs and clubs 29
Local shops 25
In pubs, bars or nightclubs 21
Own street in cars 20
Alleys 19
Own homes 14
Bus stops 13
Shopping centres 12
Near schools 9
Communal areas 8
Public transport 7
Train stations 6
Near youth clubs 6
Crack houses 4
Places of entertainment 3
Elsewhere 2
No one particular place 1
Unweighted n 1,615

Drunk or rowdy behaviour


Outside or near pubs, clubs or nightclubs 50
In my street 48
In other streets in the area/street corners 46
In or around local shops 36
In parks, playground or other open spaces 27
At bus stops 19
In shopping centres or precincts 17
Alleyways 13
On public transport (e.g. trains, buses) 11
Places of entertainment (e.g. cinemas, cafes, restaurants) 9
At train stations 8
Garage areas/stair wells/communal areas 5
Outside or near youth clubs 5
Outside or near schools 4
Other 1
No one particular place 0
Unweighted n 2,048
1. Base is those who have experienced each type of ASB.
2. Percentages add to more than 100 as multiple responses allowed.
3. Read as '62% of those experiencing problems with noisy neighbours said problems occurred around shops'.
Table A6.6 Timing of incidents experienced

Percentages 2003/04 BCS


Noisy neighbours Young people Drunk or rowdy
hanging around behaviour
% % %
Mornings 2 9 2 1
Afternoons 15 16 7
Evening (6 - 11pm) 50 82 59
At night (after 11pm) 51 20 62
All the time 16 12 7

Weekdays 3 4 2
Weekends 22 13 44
Both weekdays and weekends 75 83 54

Unweighted n 921 3,451 2,047


1. Base is those who have experienced each type of ASB.
2. Percentages add to more than 100 as multiple responses allowed (respondent could be referring to multiple incidents).
Table A6.7 Types of behaviour seen or heard in last 12 months by regular users - town centres

Percentages 2003/04 BCS

%
In high streets or town centres 1
Young people hanging around 58
Rubbish or litter lying around 49
People being drunk or rowdy 41
Begging at cash points and other places 34
Vandalism, graffiti or other deliberate damage 33
Noisy or disruptive people in the area 28
Shops or other buildings in poor condition 26
People sleeping rough 25
Uncontrolled dogs or dog mess 18
People being insulted or pestered 13
People using or dealing drugs 13
Abandoned or burnt-out vehicles 10
People being harassed or threatened 9
People being assaulted or hurt in the street 7
People being harassed because of their skin colour, ethnic origin or religion 5
People being mugged or robbed 4
Other 1
Not experienced any of these problems 17
Unweighted n 7,542
1. Base is those regularly visiting high streets or town centres.
2. Percentages add to more than 100 as multiple responses allowed.
3. Prompted list of behaviours used for this question.

Table A6.8 Types of behaviour seen or heard in last 12 months by regular users - public transport

Percentages 2003/04 BCS

%
On public transport 1
Rubbish or litter 44
Noisy or disruptive passengers 41
Vandalism, graffiti or other deliberate damage 34
People being drunk or rowdy 30
People smoking in non-smoking areas 27
People begging 25
Fare dodging 23
Passengers being insulted or pestered 15
Ticket touts 9
Passengers being harassed or threatened 9
People using or dealing drugs 5
Passengers being harassed because of their skin colour, ethnic origin or religion 5
Passengers being mugged or robbed 2
Other 2
Not experienced any of these problems 28
Unweighted n 2,904
1. Base is those regularly using public transport.
2. Percentages add to more than 100 as multiple responses allowed.
Table A7.1 Number of offenders in most recent incident

Percentages 2003/04 BCS


Young people Vandalism Drunk or rowdy
hanging around and graffiti behaviour
% % %
One 0 12 6
2-3 5 30 25
4-5 26 27 32
6-9 44 18 22
10 - 15 20 8 9
More than 15 5 4 6
Total 100 100 100
Unweighted n 3,425 299 2,049
1. Base is those experiencing ASB type.

Table A7.2 Gender of offenders

Percentages 2003/04 BCS


Young people Vandalism Drug use or Drunk or Noisy
hanging around and graffiti dealing rowdy neighbours
behaviour
% % % % %
Male 21 57 48 37 25
Female 1 5 2 1 9
Both 78 38 50 62 66
Total 100 100 100 100 100
Unweighted n 3,453 301 1,576 2,000 900
1. Base is those experiencing ASB type.

Table A7.3 Age of offenders

Percentages 2003/04 BCS


Young people Vandalism Drug use or Drunk or Noisy
hanging around and graffiti dealing rowdy neighbours
behaviour
% % % % %
10 years or younger 7 10 years or younger 14 1 1 9
11-12 20 11-12 22 5 3 7
13-15 76 13-15 51 23 18 12
16-17 58 16-17 42 38 33 13
18-20 18 18-20 15 43 44 20
21 years or older 3 21-25 8 42 37 29
26-30 2 24 15 23
31-40 1 12 10 30
41 or older 1 3 6 20
Unweighted n 3,437 301 1,560 1,927 870
1. Base is those experiencing ASB type.
2. Percentages add to more than 100 as some incidents involved offenders of different ages.

Table A7.4 Ethnicity of offenders

Percentages 2003/04 BCS


Young people Vandalism Drug use or Drunk or Noisy
hanging around and graffiti dealing rowdy neighbours
behaviour
White 97 94 90 98 91
Black 22 16 25 14 12
Asian 12 10 12 7 5
Chinese 2 4 3 2 2
Another ethnic group 1 1 1 1 3
Unweighted n 3,428 299 1,568 1,919 879
1. Base is those experiencing ASB type.
2. Percentages add to more than 100 as some incidents involved offenders of different ages.
Table A7.5 Offender and victim relationship

Percentages 2003/04 BCS


Young people Vandalism and Drunk or rowdy
hanging around graffiti behaviour
% % %
Some or all known well 5 9 6
Some or all known casually or by sight 26 35 17
Some or all stangers 96 81 93
Unweighted n 3,446 301 2,011
1. Base is those experiencing type of ASB and seeing offenders.
2. Percentages add to more than 100 as some incidents involved multiple offenders.
3. Not asked for drug use or dealing.

Table A7.6 Whether offenders perceived to be from local area

Percentages 2003/04 BCS


Young people Vandalism and Drug use or Drunk or
hanging around graffiti dealing rowdy
behaviour
% % % %
Some or all from the local area 95 95 92 93
Some or all from outside the local area 24 15 34 26
Unweighted n 2,996 259 1,369 1,595
1. Base is those experiencing type of ASB and seeing offenders.
2. Percentages add to more than 100 as some incidents involved multiple offenders.

Table A7.7 Relationship between offenders and victim in incidents of drunk or rowdy behaviour

Percentages 2003/04 BCS


Wealthy Urban Comfortably off Moderate Hard-
achievers prosperity means pressed
% % % % %
Some or all known well 5 2 4 6 10
Some or all known casually or by sight 16 8 16 15 25
Some or all stangers 97 98 97 92 87
Unweighted n 270 241 574 346 578
1. Base is those seeing drunk or rowdy behaviour.
2. Percentages add to more than 100 as some incidents involved multiple offenders.
Table A7.8 Comparison of age groups of offenders and victims in incidents of young people hanging around

Percentages 2003/04 BCS


Age of victim
16-19 20-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75 or older
Age of offender % % % % % % % %
10 years or younger 3 5 7 6 9 11 9 10
11-12 5 13 20 18 24 30 29 32
13-15 66 69 77 77 80 81 79 75
16-17 72 54 57 56 58 59 57 57
18-20 27 24 17 19 14 17 16 15
21 years or older 1 5 4 2 2 4 2 0
Unweighted n 172 230 666 714 551 542 354 208
1. Base is those experiencing young people hanging around.
2. Percentages add to more than 100 as some incidents involved multiple offenders.
3. Read as 'in 3% of incidents experienced by 16 to 19 year olds an offender was 10 years old or younger'.

Table A7.9 Comparison of ethnicity of offenders and victims in incidents of young people hanging around

Percentages
Ethnicity of victim
Black and
Minority
Ethnic White
Ethnicity of offender % %
White 89 97
Black 57 18
Asian 35 10
Chinese 6 2
Another ethnic group 7 1
Unweighted n 205 3,223
1. Base is those experiencing young people hanging around.
2. Percentages add to more than 100 as some incidents involved multiple offenders.
3. Read as 'in 89% of incidents experienced by BME respondents, an offender was White'.
Table A8.1 Effect of types of ASB on quality of life

Percentages 2003/04 BCS


Bad effect on
quality of life
%
Speeding traffic 11
Teenagers hanging around on the streets 11
Rubbish or litter lying around 7
Fireworks being set off that are not part of an organised display 6
Vandalism, graffiti and other deliberate damage to property or vehicles 6
Cars parked inconveniently, dangerously or illegally 5
Noisy neighbours or loud parties 5
Uncontrolled dogs or dog mess 5
People using or dealing drugs 5
People being drunk or rowdy in public places 4
Abandoned or burnt-out cars 2
People being insulted, pestered or intimidated in the street 2
Conflicts or disputes between neighbours 1
People being attacked or harassed because of their skin colour, ethnic origin, or religion 1
People using or carrying airguns or replica guns <1
People sleeping rough on the streets or in other public places <1
None of these are a problem 61
Unweighted n 17,726
1. Base is total population aged 16 and over.
2. Percentages add to more than 100 as multiple responses allowed.
Table A8.2 Emotional response to ASB problems in the local area

Percentages 2003/04 BCS


Young people Vandalism and Drug use or Drunk or rowdy Noisy
hanging around graffiti dealing behaviour neighbours
% % % % %
Anger 26 38 25 26 43
Shock 3 5 10 5 4
Fear 11 4 13 11 5
Worry 22 10 35 19 12
Annoyance 54 58 30 55 70
Frustration 23 26 16 18 38
Stress 7 4 5 6 20
Depression 2 2 3 2 5
Anxiety/ panic attacks 3 1 2 2 3
Loss of confidence 9 3 6 8 4
Crying 1 <1 1 1 3
Other <1 1 1 2 1
None of these 20 16 27 19 8

Serious emotional impact 2 19 12 23 19 27

Unweighted n 3,663 3,795 3,269 2,347 1,055


1. Base is those perceiving problems in their area with each type of ASB.
2. Includes shock, fear, stress, depression, anxiety/panic attacks, crying.
3. Percentages add to more than 100 as multiple responses allowed.

Table A8.3 Impact on quality of life of ASB in the local area

Percentages 2003/04 BCS


Young people Vandalism and Drug use or Drunk or rowdy Noisy
hanging around graffiti dealing behaviour neighbours

Of those perceiving problems: 1 % % % % %


Low impact on quality of life 38 43 52 39 20
Medium 41 41 29 41 40
High impact on quality of life 22 16 19 20 40
Total 100 100 100 100 100
Unweighted n 3,655 3,790 3,270 2,352 1,054

Of the total population: 2 % % % % %


Low impact on quality of life 83 84 88 88 93
Medium 11 11 7 8 4
High impact on quality of life 6 5 5 4 4
Total 100 100 100 100 100
Unweighted n 37,836 37,837 36,116 37,685 37,879
1. Base is those perceiving problems in their area with each type of ASB.
2. Figures based on total population assume that those who did not perceive problems in the local area experienced low impact on their quality of life.
3. Categories based on scores given by respondent out of 10: low=1 or 2, medium=3 to 5, high=6 to 10.
Table A8.4 Behaviour changes as a result of ASB problems

Percentages 2003/04 BCS


Young people Vandalism and Drug use or Drunk or rowdy
hanging around graffiti dealing behaviour
% % % %
Improved home/ car security 10 12 8 8
Carry a personal security device 1 1 1 1
Avoid certain places in my local area 18 13 22 20
Avoid going out after dark 18 14 16 17
Avoid going out on my own 12 7 10 13
Not very trusting of people in the local area 9 8 11 8
Thought about moving away 11 10 9 9
Actually moved out of an area 1 <1 1 1
Use a car/ taxis rather than walk in the local area 9 5 7 9
Have encouraged family or friends not to go out alone 10 7 12 11
Have not been able to sleep at times 4 2 2 10
Have felt unsafe 13 6 10 10
Have been assaulted 1 0 1 1
Avoid staying at home <1 <1 1 1
Other 1 <1 1 1
None of these 47 58 51 47

Any behavioural change 2 41 33 39 47

Unweighted n 3,657 3,758 3,272 2,354


1. Base is those perceiving problems in their area with each type of ASB.
2. Does not include not very trusting, thought about moving, felt unsafe, been assaulted.
3. Percentages add to more than 100 as multiple responses allowed.

Percentages 2003/04 BCS


Noisy
neighbours
%
Improved home/ car security 5
Used earplugs 6
Played loud music in response to noise 7
Kept windows or doors closed 32
Avoid going out in the garden or outside the home 12
Have installed soundproofing 1
Have gone out less often after dark 3
Not very trusting of people in the local area 5
Thought about moving away 19
Actually moved out of an area <1
Avoid staying at home 3
Other 2
None of these 47

Any behavioural change 2 45

Unweighted n 1,055
1. Base is those perceiving problems in their area with each type of ASB.
2. Does not include not very trusting, thought about moving.
3. Percentages add to more than 100 as multiple responses allowed.
Table A8.5 Percentage for whom young people hanging around has high impact on quality of life - by area characteristics

Young people hanging around 2003/04 BCS


Percentage of total Percentage of those Percentage of total
population perceiving problems population
perceiving very or who experienced high experiencing high
fairly big problems impact on quality of impact on quality of
with young people life 2 life 3
hanging around 1 Unwt n Unwt n

Region
North East % 34 2,417 25 284 8
North West % 31 4,864 29 508 9
Yorkshire & Humberside % 27 3,393 24 339 6
East Midlands % 27 3,670 18 354 5
West Midlands % 25 3,746 20 333 5
East of England % 23 4,675 19 407 5
London % 32 3,428 25 379 8
South East % 27 4,609 17 471 5
South West % 22 4,027 15 312 3
Wales % 23 3,007 22 268 5

Urbanisation
Inner-city % 39 3,382 31 455 12
Urban % 30 24,916 21 2,645 6
Rural % 15 9,538 16 555 2

Type of area (ACORN) 4


Wealthy achievers % 16 9,982 15 615 2
Urban prosperity % 25 2,950 19 242 5
Comfortably off % 25 11,382 19 1,036 5
Moderate means % 35 5,238 22 633 8
Hard pressed % 41 8,204 29 1,123 12

Proportion of local population aged from 10 to 24 years 5


10% of areas with lowest proportion % 15 2,732 16 160 2
10% of areas with highest proportion % 32 2,977 27 337 9

Proportion of local population who are White 5


10% of areas with lowest proportion % 33 2,868 26 332 9
10% of areas with highest proportion % 20 3,564 21 291 4

Proportion of local population who are economically active 5


10% of areas with lowest proportion % 34 3,165 30 360 10
10% of areas with highest proportion % 25 3,835 15 379 4

Proportion of local households that are couples with children 5


10% of areas with lowest proportion % 31 2,158 29 216 9
10% of areas with highest proportion % 24 3,776 23 352 6

Neighbours look out for each other in the area?


Yes, definitely % 18 4,087 17 537 3
Yes, to some extent % 29 4,241 21 911 6
No % 41 1,067 33 314 14

All perceiving problems % 27 37,836 22 3,655 6


1. Base is total population in each category.
2. Base is those perceiving a very or fairly big problem in local area with young people hanging around.
3. Base is total population in each category. Assumption is made here that those who do not perceive problems in the area do not experience high impact on quality of life.
4. Type of area defined using ACORN geodemographic tool (copyright CACI Ltd).
5. Classified using 2001 Census data at postcode sector level.
Table A8.6 Percentage for whom young people hanging around had high impact on quality of life - by personal characteristics

Young people hanging around 2003/04 BCS


Percentage of total Percentage of those Percentage of total
population perceiving very perceiving problems population experiencing
or fairly big problems with who experienced high high impact on quality of
young people hanging impact on quality of life life 3
around 1 Unwt n
2
Unwt n

Age group
16-24 % 33 3,206 20 417 7
25-44 % 30 12,909 21 1,441 6
45-64 % 26 12,333 25 1,151 7
65-74 % 22 4,976 21 398 5
75+ % 14 4,412 15 248 2

Gender
Male % 27 16,975 21 1,597 6
Female % 27 20,861 22 2,058 6

Ethnicity
White % 27 35,621 21 3,423 6
BME % 32 2,211 27 232 9

Marital status
Married or cohabiting % 26 21,415 22 2,003 6
Widowed % 19 4,551 19 331 4
Single % 32 7,437 21 854 7
Divorced or separated % 31 4,414 22 466 7

Criminal victimisation
Not victim in last year % 23 29,061 21 2,466 5
Victim in last year % 40 8,775 24 1,189 9

Social grade
Professional % 21 2,106 19 156 4
Managerial % 25 11,357 19 1,016 5
Skilled non-manual % 28 6,111 21 587 6
Skilled manual % 28 8,269 23 801 6
Semi-skilled % 31 4,818 26 544 8
Unskilled % 34 2,107 24 215 8

Household income
Under £10,000 % 30 7,738 26 797 8
£10,000 to £14,999 % 28 3,747 26 352 7
£15,000 to £19,999 % 30 3,208 28 352 8
£20,000 to £29,999 % 29 5,339 20 550 6
£30,000 or more % 25 9,551 17 881 4

Tenure
Owners % 25 27,062 20 2,397 5
Private rented sector % 26 3,507 20 338 5
Social rented sector % 38 7,012 27 892 10

Accommodation type
House % 26 31,832 22 3,005 6
Flat/maisonette % 34 4,325 22 487 8

All perceiving problems % 27 37,836 22 3,655 6


1. Base is total population in each category.
2. Base is those perceiving a very or fairly big problem in local area with young people hanging around.
3. Base is total population in each category. Assumption is made here that those who do not perceive problems in the area do not experience high impact on quality of life.
Table A8.7 Percentage of those perceiving problems in local area for whom ASB had high impact on quality of life - by ASB characteristics

Percentage experiencing high impact 2003/04 BCS


Young people Vandalism Drug use or Drunk or Noisy
hanging and graffiti dealing rowdy neighbours
around behaviour
Unwt n Unwt n Unwt n Unwt n Unwt n

Frequency of experience of type of ASB


Not experienced % 6 210 14 581 15 1,636 6 306 10 132
Low % 14 537 15 1,673 14 745 14 543 30 165
Medium % 16 1,027 13 781 23 596 22 1,224 39 432
High relative frequency of experience % 28 1,874 25 697 40 266 40 276 63 323

Emotional impact resulting from ASB


No serious emotional impact % 15 2,973 13 3,324 13 2,515 15 1,899 30 769
Serious emotional impact % 49 674 39 451 38 739 44 442 69 283

Behavioural impact resulting from ASB


No behavioural impact % 14 2,159 12 2,519 12 2,027 12 1,238 35 596
Any behavioural impact % 33 1,480 24 1,219 30 1,227 29 1,106 47 456

All perceiving problems % 22 3,655 16 3,790 19 3,270 20 2,352 40 1,054


1. Base is those perceiving very or fairly big problems in local area with each type of ASB.
2. Read as '6% of those who did not experience young people hanging around in last 12 months said they experienced a high impact on their quality of life as a result of problems in the area (among
those perceiving problems in the area with young people)'.
Table A8.8 Percentage of those perceiving problems with teenagers hanging around by experience and
impact

2003/04 BCS
Teenagers hanging around Teenagers hanging around a
a very big problem fairly big problem
% %

Frequency of experience
Not experienced 4 7
Low 9 16
Medium 22 29
High relative frequency of experience 66 48
Total 100 100

Quality of life impact


Low impact 25 43
Medium 39 42
High impact 36 15
Total 100 100

Emotional impact resulting


No serious emotional impact 73 85
Serious emotional impact 27 15
Total 100 100

Behavioural impact resulting


No behavioural impact 49 63
Any behavioural impact 51 37
Total 100 100

Unweighted n 1,048 2,607


1. Base is those perceiving very or fairly big problems in local area with teenagers hanging around.
Table A8.9 Percentage worried about crime by level of perceived ASB

2003/04 BCS
High perceived Not high
ASB perceived ASB Total
% % %

High worry about violence 1 25 9 12


Not high worry about violence 75 91 88
Total 100 100 100
Unweighted n 5,094 29,321 34,415

High worry about burglary 28 9 12


Not high worry about burglary 72 91 88
Total 100 100 100
Unweighted n 5,092 29,311 34,403
1. Worry about violence measure assumes those saying 'not applicable' to violence questions did not have high level of worry.

Table A8.10 Percentage worried about crime by level of perceived problems with vandalism and graffiti
2003/04 BCS
Very big problem Fairly big Not a very big Not a problem Total
problem problem at all
% % % % %

High worry about violence 1 28 15 10 8 12


Not high worry about violence 72 85 90 92 88
Total 100 100 100 100 100
Unweighted n 2,840 7,152 15,239 12,606 37,837

High worry about burglary 33 16 10 8 13


Not high worry about burglary 67 84 90 92 87
Total 100 100 100 100 100
Unweighted n 2,838 7,152 15,233 12,597 37,820
1. Worry about violence measure assumes those saying 'not applicable' to violence questions did not have high level of worry.
Table A8.11 Whether people enjoy living in local area by perception of high ASB

Percentages 2003/04 BCS


High perceived Not high
ASB perceived ASB Total
Whether enjoy living in local area: % % %
Yes,definitely 40 74 69
Yes, to some extent 40 22 25
No 20 3 6
Total 100 100 100
Unweighted n 1,154 7,365 8,519
1. Base is all aged 16 and over.

Table A8.12 Whether people enjoy living in local area by perceptions of vandalism and graffiti

Percentages 2003/04 BCS


Very big Fairly big Not a very Not a problem
problem problem big problem at all Total
Whether enjoy living in local area: % % % % %
Yes,definitely 39 56 69 83 68
Yes, to some extent 39 34 27 15 25
No 22 10 4 2 6
Total 100 100 100 100 100
Unweighted n 651 1,701 3,853 3,243 9,448
1. Base is all aged 16 and over.
Table A8.13 Crime victimisation rates and high perceived ASB by type of area

2003/04 BCS
Crimes per 10,000 households/ individuals

Percentage feeling
BCS household BCS personal neighbours don't look Percentage perceiving
crime 1 crime 2 Unwtd n out for each other 2 Unwtd n high ASB 2 Unwtd n
Hard-pressed 3,810 1,180 8,231 % 20 2,025 31 7,376
Moderate means 4,259 1,328 5,248 % 16 1,249 22 4,733
Urban prosperity 4,035 1,687 2,963 % 22 711 20 2,570
Comfortably off 2,874 906 11,408 % 8 2,820 12 10,417
Wealthy achievers 2,111 778 10,000 % 6 2,577 5 9,247
1. Base is all households in England and Wales.
2. Base is all individuals aged 16 and over.
3. Type of area defined using ACORN geodemographic tool (copyright CACI Ltd).

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