I have a mate that just bought his first ever house, in a "nice area" of bristol about 2 years ago. This area now has had influx of the council buying houses and converting them into 1 bedroom flats.
8 months ago he got a lovely wake up call to a group of people (not kids) fighting on the street. These people had just moved in next door to him. Someone called the police, they came and broke up the fight...
That was the start of a down ward spiral. Theres been an increase in criminal damage, his cars been broken into.. these peoples kids from the age of 8+ are out till 1-2am..
Last week his living room window was booted in, with him sitting there watching TV, a Adult!! did that, he ran out side and was faced with 6-7 people shouting abuse at him (he's Gay).
We had a mini house party couple of weeks ago, and someone knocked on the door, one of the girls answered it, and 3 guys barged in.. they got as far as me, till i grabbed one by the thraot and dragged him out.. We then called the police and they did Jack!!
Everytime the police have been called and everytime, they have defused the situation, and drove off.... No arrests...The council doesnt care about these people and put them any where.
I feel some of them are mentally ill... there on the dole, drink every day. And there seems to be no end to the torment!!