Anti-social behaviour

A quick quide as to what it is…

neighbourhoodwatchAnti-social behaviour means “any behaviour from any person that causes another person harassment alarm or distress”. This means hurting or upsetting someone.

Now we are in to the summer holidays, this is where we tend to see a few more cases of ASB (Anti Social Behaviour), although, ASB is NOT just caused by young people!

ASB covers many different types of behaviour, some which you might find is a part of your daily life without even realising the effects it can have on others and the consequences you can face.

Types of anti-social behaviour include:

  • Graffiti and vandalism
  • Littering or dumping rubbish
  • Misuse of fireworks including using them late at night
  • Shouting or noisy behaviour in places where this might be annoying or upsetting (e.g. outside someone’s house)
  • Using rude, abusive or insulting language
  • Threatening  behaviour or bullying – including on the internet or via mobile phones
  • Uncontrolled or dangerous dogs
  • Assaulting someone or threatening them
  • Stealing
  • Joyriding or using vehicles in an anti-social manner (for example noisy radios, wheel spinning)
  • Drinking alcohol in the street
  • Rowdy drunken behaviour in the street.

Some antisocial behaviour, are crimes and punishable by the law. Each case will be treated individually. Anti-social behaviour is widespread and takes many forms.

The Police and Council work together in partnership, identifying and then trying to resolve these issues.