Anti Social Behaviour

What is Anti Social Behaviour?

Anti-social behaviour

Anti-social behaviour is "acting in a manner that caused or was likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons not of the same household as the complainant".

Anti-social behaviour is annoying, and could lead to 'more serious' criminal activity.

Some examples are:

  • Nuisance neighbours
  • Yobbish behaviour and intimidating groups taking over public spaces
  • Vandalism, graffiti and fly-posting
  • Dealing and buying drugs on the street
  • Dumping rubbish and abandoning cars
  • Anti-social drinking
  • Misuse of fireworks
  • Reckless driving including driving of mini-motorbikes

Anti-social behaviour cases fall into three areas:

  • Environmental
  • Streets and public places
  • Neighbours