BBC: Classics deter bus station yobs
Mozart and Vivaldi have been brought in to tackle anti-social behaviour in a town in East Yorkshire. Residents near Snow Hill bus station in Beverley have complained about youths shouting abuse and urinating near their front doors. Now classical music is being piped into the bus station. The theory is that as youngsters hate the classics they will stay away from the area… A public address system with vandal-proof speakers has been installed in the bus station and along nearby Sylvester Lane. The music will fill the air between 1930 and 2330 each evening.
Apparently, shouting abuse and urinating are seen as anti-social behaviour, but playing music in the street over a public address system at half-past-eleven at night isn't.