Officials running Labour’s campaign against anti-social behaviour believe that most of the country has a major problem.
A Home Office survey found that 73 per cent said drunkenness and rowdiness is a ‘significant problem’ in their area.
More than four out of five believe that teenagers hanging around the streets are also a concern. Seven out of ten cite vandalism and graffiti as a scourge of their district or town.
The figures came more than a decade after Labour introduced the Asbo and promised to reduce local disorder.
Instead, however, there is growing anxiety over the continuing impact of uncontrolled drunkenness and street violence.