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What is anti-social behaviour?

We are committed to tackling anti-social behaviour and crime to support you and make our communities a safer and more enjoyable place to live.

The term “anti-social behaviour” is broad in definition and can mean different things to different people.  It can range from an unintentional disregard for personal or community wellbeing to criminal behaviour.

We define anti-social behaviour as:

  • conduct that has caused, or is likely to cause, harassment, alarm or distress to any person,
  • conduct capable of causing nuisance or annoyance to a person in relation to that person's occupation of residential premises
  • conduct capable of causing housing-related nuisance or annoyance to any person 

Hate incidents and hate crime are examples of anti-social behaviour. They stem from prejudice against others based on views about people’s differences. They are, therefore, contrary to our principles of equality and diversity where differences are respected and valued. 

Please see our Policy and Procedure Statements for more information about anti-social behaviour, our approach and what you can expect from us if you wish to report it.