Antisocial behaviour

Antisocial behaviour (ASB) can take on many forms, some can be legally defined as crimes, others may not be. ASB is behaviour by a person which causes (or is likely to cause) harassment, alarm or distress.  

Behaviours can be:

  • verbal abuse
  • graffiti 
  • noise 
  • littering 
  • rowdy or inconsiderate behaviour
  • street drinking
  • uncontrolled animals

Lots of other types of 'bad behaviour' can also be considered antisocial, especially if they go on for long periods of time. Individual incidents might look small, but ASB can become very serious. 

A lot of communities suffer from ASB and the problem can affect whole streets or neighbourhoods.

If you are experiencing ASB and are in need to support, there are services to the right of this page that can help you.

If you think a crime has been committed, you can report to the Police here.


Community Triggers

A Community Trigger (Anti-Social Behaviour Case Review) allows repeat victims of ASB to ask for a review of actions agencies have taken to resolve the concern. 

To be able to apply for a community trigger, you need to have experienced and reported three incidents of ASB in the last six months. 

When a trigger is received, agencies will work together to find a more permanent solution.

You can apply for a Community Trigger here.

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