Antisocial behaviour is a range of behaviours that can cause nuisance and annoyance or harm and distress to a person. It is a wide range of unacceptable activity and includes things like:-
- Noise – including loud music, banging, DIY at unsocial hours, loud parties, frequent visitors at unsocial hours (NB we at Crimestoppers cannot take information about noise complaints – only your local authority can deal with these. Find my local authority)
- Shouting, swearing and fighting
- Intimidation through threats or actual violence
- Verbal abuse
- Abusive behaviour aimed at causing distress or fear to certain people, for example, elderly or disabled people
- Driving in an inconsiderate or careless way, for example, drivers congregating in an area for racing/car cruising
- Dumping rubbish
- Animal nuisance, including dog fouling, dogs barking
- Vandalism, property damage and graffiti
- Antisocial drinking
Antisocial behaviour can ruin people’s lives and devastate their communities.
There is a fine line between antisocial behaviour and neighbour disputes which can often begin over relatively minor inconveniences such as parking. However, if they persist, they can potentially become antisocial behaviour.