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What is Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB)?

Defined in the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003, it is ‘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 types of ASB:

  • Personal ASB is when someone targets a specific individual or group.
  • Nuisance ASB is when someone causes trouble, annoyance or suffering to a community.
  • Environmental ASB is when someone’s actions affect the wider environment, such as public spaces or buildings.

There are many things that are categorised as ASB, including:

  • Rowdy or inconsiderate behaviour
  • Littering
  • Drug use and littering of paraphernalia
  • Dangerous, nuisance or inconsiderate driving/riding

Have you heard of an ASB case review?

An ASB case review can be launched when a victim of repeat ASB has reported it three times and is unsatisfied with the way the reports are being handled. The result of triggering this is a multi-agency case review where local authorities, the police, local health teams and registered providers of social housing come together to review the case. After the meeting, an action plan will be drafted and shared with the victim.

For more information on how to launch an ASB case review, visit your local council’s website via the relevant link below.

For more information about ASB, as well as how to report concerns, please visit Cambridgeshire Police website’s dedicated Antisocial behaviour page, view some of the articles on our Cambridgeshire website, or visit our Neighbourhood Watch toolkit on ASB.

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