Antisocial behaviour covers an extensive range of unacceptable actions that affect the lives of many people on a daily basis. Other terms such as harassment, nuisance and disorder are also used to describe this type of behaviour. It can often leave victims feeling helpless, anxious and with a seriously reduced quality of life.
ASB is defined as "behaviour by a person which causes or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons not of the same household". (As amended in the Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014).
Examples of behaviour that could be defined as 'antisocial' are:
This is not an exhaustive list but shows some examples.
Behaviour that annoys one person may not annoy someone else. With each individual case we will consider whether certain incidents are antisocial behaviour.
Examples of when we do not generally take action are: