Incidents of anti-social behaviour jumped by nearly 14% over a two-year period, latest PSNI figures have revealed.
Between July 2018 and June 2019 a total of 55,588 incidents were reported to police, increasing to 63,120 in the same period of 2019-20 - a rise of 7,532 (13.5%)
In the PSNI's latest anti-social behaviour (ASB) statistical bulletin, published yesterday online, all police districts reported a rise in recorded incidents.
The report says from July 2019 to June 2020 "the trend generally followed the same direction as that seen in the previous 12 months up to March 2020".
Belfast recorded the highest number of incidents in both years - 16,663 and 18,418 respectively.
Broken down further, south Belfast witnessed the highest rate of anti-social behaviour reports, clocking up 5,914 during 2019-20 compared to 5,615 the previous year.
The second highest was north Belfast - 5,601 in 2019-20 and 4,829 in 2018-19.
That was followed by west Belfast with 3,556 and 3,258 reports respectively.
East Belfast had the lowest number of incidents, recording 3,347 during 2019-20 and 2,961 in the previous year.
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon had the highest number of ASB reports outside Belfast.
There were 6,016 incidents logged in 2018-19 and 6,535 during 2019-2020 - an increase of 519, or 8.6%.
That was followed by Newry, Mourne and Down, which experienced 5,434 in 2019-20, an increase of 568 compared to 2018-19.
Ranking fourth, Derry City and Strabane clocked up 5,391 last year compared to 4,664 during 2018-19.
Following it was Ards and North Down with 4,979 and 4,037.
In sixth highest place was Mid and East Antrim with 4,248 and 3,656 respectively, followed by Antrim and Newtownabbey (4,212 and 3,282).
In seventh place was Causeway Coast and Glens (3,878 and 3,483 respectively), followed by Lisburn City and Castlereagh with 3,685 - an increase of 641 on 2018-19's figure of 3,044.
Ranked 10th was Mid Ulster (3,245 in 2019-20 and 2,887 the year before), with Fermanagh and Omagh recording the lowest number of ASB incidents in 2019-20 with 3,072 compared to 2,990 the year before. Twenty-three ABS incidents had no district assigned.
However, the policing district with the highest percentage increase between 2018-19 and 2019-20 was Antrim and Newtownabbey with a 28.3% rise in anti-social behaviour reports.
Taking second place was Ards and North Down with 23.3%, followed by Lisburn City and Castlereagh (21.1%).
Placed fourth was Mid and East Antrim, which witnessed a 16.2% rise in ASB incidents over the two-year period.
Fifth was Derry City and Strabane (15.6%), one place higher than Mid Ulster, which ranks sixth with a 12.4% rise in incidents, followed by Belfast (10.5%) and Newry, Mourne and Down (11.7%), which ranked just ahead of Causeway Coast and Glens (11.3%) in ninth place.
Tenth highest was Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon with 8.6%, leaving Fermanagh and Omagh with the lowest percentage increase at just 2.7%.
Meanwhile, within Belfast itself over the same period the north of the city witnessed the highest percentage rise (16%), followed by the east (13%). West Belfast had the third highest rise (9.1%), with south Belfast experiencing the lowest percentage increase at 5.3%.