Report Reveals Mondays and Thursdays as Worst Days for Anti-Social Behaviour in Caernarfon
Perpetrators of anti-social behaviour appear to be at their worst in Caernarfon on Mondays and Thursdays.
A Cyngor Gwynedd report has revealed they are the days when the highest numbers of incidents of the bad behaviour occurs.
In Pwllheli, the behaviour was worse on Fridays, and in the Criccieth ward, it was Tuesdays and Saturdays.
In Caernarfon most of the anti-social behaviour mainly happens in Penllyn, Pool Street, Pool Hill and Castle Square, and was at its worst between, 4pm and 9pm.
During the period April 1, 2021 – July 31, 2023, there were 213 cases of anti-social behaviour in the area of the town, which has been proposed for a Public Spaces Protection Order [PSPO].
These are orders under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 which ban specific acts in a designated geographical area.
Of 112 incidents of anti-social behaviour recorded during the last 12 months of the period in Caernarfon, the highest number happened in August 2022.
In the Criccieth ward, for the same period, 97 cases of anti-social behaviour were reported, with 41 incidents during the last 12 months of the period.
The highest number were recorded in April 2022 and in February 2023.
Locations with the highest numbers of incidents were in the Esplanade, Hen Bont Road, Stad Waen Helyg and Castle Street areas.
Anti-social behaviour was also at its worst on Tuesdays and Saturdays between 4pm and 10pm.
In Pwllheli, over the same time frame, there were 494 cases of of anti-social behaviour reported within a proposed PSPO area.
Some 139 incidents were recorded during the last 12 months of the period noted.
The highest number of incidents were in February and May 2023.
The locations with the highest numbers were in Sand Street, High Street and Abererch Road.
The anti-social behaviour was worse on Fridays between 10-11pm, 1-2pm and 5-9pm.
The council will discuss the process by which it could introduce the PSPO legislation – outlined in a draft report – when its cabinet meets on Tuesday, December 19.
It will also seek cabinet approval which would consider introducing PSPOs for specific areas in Caernarfon, Pwllheli and Criccieth.
It also calls for the cabinet to agree to authorize the head of the adult, health and well-being service to undertake a consultation process for a period of 28 days, returning to the cabinet for a decision on whether it should be introduced in Caernarfon, Pwllheli and Criccieth.
The report highlights the statutory processes to be followed to establish the zones.
The document notes: “The police contacted the Senior Community Safety Operational Officer to request a PSPO, in response to the new and increasing types of anti-social behaviour in Caernarfon, Pwllheli and Criccieth.”
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