Anti-social behaviour (ASB) is defined as ‘behaviour by a person which causes, or is likely to cause, harassment, alarm or distress to persons not of the same household as the person’.
There are three main categories of anti-social behaviour:
- Personal – when a person targets a specific individual or group.
- Nuisance – when a person causes trouble, annoyance or suffering to a community.
- Environmental – when a person’s actions affect the wider environment, such as public spaces or buildings.
ASB includes the following:
- Hate related incidents – when someone’s age, race, religion, sexual orientation, transgender identity, or disability are the focus of the action.
- Threatening behaviour – abusive or insulting words or behaviour, or actions, which are used to cause fear, or to provoke violence.
- Youth annoyance – rowdy behaviour, vandalism, street drinking or disorderly conduct in the community.
- Drug related incidents – drug dealing, possession with intent to supply manufacturing drugs.
- Noise – persistent noise at high volume taking place at unsociable hours, which interferes with your quality of life.
- Verbal abuse – abusive behaviour such as name calling, swearing and shouting aimed at you.
- Environmental issues -fly tipping, vehicle related nuisance, vandalism, or graffiti.
If you need to report ASB, please click here or visit our ASB page for more support.