What is ASB?

Anti Social Behaviour Campa

ASB can refer to any situation where someone does something which has a harmful affect on another person or group’s quality of life.

These actions can sometimes affect whole communities and impact on the levels of confidence in the places where people live and work.

Acts which are thought of as being anti-social do not necessarily break the law but do have an impact on communities and their levels of confidence.

The following list shows the kind of ASB people can experience. The list is not exhaustive but gives an idea of the kind of behaviour which is considered as ASB and can bring misery to people’s lives. They include:

  • Underage drinking

  • Groups of young people causing a disturbance

  • Illegal use of motorbikes

  • Arson

  • Vandalism

  • Intimidation

  • Drug and alcohol abuse

  • Noisy neighbours

  • Rough sleeping

  • Aggressive begging

  • Dog fouling

  • Litter

  • Fly tipping

  • Smoking in enclosed public spaces

  • Loud music

  • Graffiti

  • Abandoned cars

  • Harassment

  • Rowdy behaviour

  • Cycling or skateboarding on pavements

  • Loose dogs

The impact of these issues increases if those people whose lives are being affected are vulnerable or repeat victims