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Youth Taskforce study of perceptions in Youth Crime Action Plan areas

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NOP is the second largest market research company in the UK, and the largest specialising in ad hoc research, with a UK-based turnover in excess of £70 million and employing some 600 staff Youth Taskforce study of perceptions in Youth Crime Action Plan areas Nick Moon and Lauren Small (1) and Mark Cambridge (2) GfK NOP Social Research (1) University of Westminster (2) Research Report DFE-RR008 i This research report was written before the new UK Government took office on 11 May 2010. As a result the content may not reflect current Government policy and may make reference to the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) which has now been replaced by the Department for Education (DFE). The views expressed in this report are the authors‟ and do not necessarily reflect those of the Department for Education. Nick Moon and Lauren Small, GfK NOP Social Research, and Mark Cambridge, University of Westminster Youth Taskforce Study of Perceptions in Youth Crime Action Plan (YCAP) Areas CONTENTS Introduction: 5 Youth Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour as Policy Issues 5 Measuring Perceptions of Youth Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) 6 Objectives 7 Quantitative research objectives 7 Qualitative research objectives 7 Methodology 8 Quantitative methodology 8 Qualitative methodology 9 Executive Summary 11 Quantitative Research Summary 11 Qualitative Research Summary 14 Quantitative Findings 17 Awareness of Initiatives 17 Perceptions of crime and antisocial behaviour in the local area 22 Anti-Social Behaviour 31 Dealing with the problem 45 Qualitative findings 54 Perceptions of Crime and Anti-social behaviour - Setting the Scene 55 Experiences and perceptions of alcohol use/ misuse 85 YCAP initiatives 94 Representations in the Media 111 Policy Implications of Findings 113 5

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