Anti-social behaviour (ASB)

What is anti-social behaviour and what we do about it?

What is anti-social behaviour?

Anti-social behaviour is conduct that has caused, or is likely to cause, harassment, alarm or distress to any person; conduct capable of causing housing-related nuisance or annoyance to any person (Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014).

It’s a term that is used in the media a lot and is used to describe a huge range of things from serious, criminal activity (such as selling drugs, domestic abuse or prostitution) through to issues such as loud music, dumping rubbish or animal nuisance.

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