We asked for your comments and level of support for our proposed Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) for New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), which would give police additional powers to enforce restrictions, and in some cases make arrests.
There were 658 respondents.
79% knew what NPS were.
66% had had an experience with someone they suspected of using NPS.
77% thought NPS were an issue in Leicester.
38% had experience of both individuals and groups using NPS.
11% said their families had been affected by NPS.
Specific problems experienced were:
57% poor health
52% mood swings
49% verbal abuse
47% physical abuse
50% experienced problems with NPS every day.
89% thought more public awareness was needed.
88% thought more could be done to prevent people from using NPS.
86% supported the use of a citywide NPS Order, which would give the police additional powers to deal with problems caused by NPS.