SOUTH Yorkshire is one of the worst parts of the country for anti-social behaviour.

Figures released by MP John Healey show the police force area has the second highest rate of incidents in England and Wales.

Nearly 90,000 incidents were recorded by police in 2012.

Mr Healey said the government should not scrap the ASBO and called for faster action against anti-social behaviour.

He said: “Anti-social behaviour is a serious problem and it can make people’s lives a misery.

“The government’s official crime survey has found more than eight out of 10 people think anti-social behaviour has got worse in the last year and nearly a third said they had personally been a victim of or witnessed yobbish behaviour.“

Mr Healey has written to South Yorkshire’s chief constable David Crompton and commissioner Shaun Wright asking what the force is doing to tackle anti-social behaviour.