What is anti-social behaviour (ASB)?
“Acting in a manner that caused or was likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons not of the same household as (the defendant)”.
Anti-social behaviour is a broad term used to describe the day-to-day incidents of crime, nuisance and disorder that make many people’s lives a misery – from litter and vandalism, to public drunkenness or aggressive dogs, to noisy or abusive neighbours.
The following examples of behaviours are included in this definition of ASB:
- Nuisance behaviour– general rowdy behaviour and nuisance, prostitution, aggressive begging, street drinking, animal nuisance
- Noise Nuisance – loud music, playing ball games near to people’s houses.
- Intimidation or harassment – Malicious phone calls, offensive material through letter boxes.
- Environmental quality issues – Litter, dog fouling, fly tipping, abandoned vehicles, dumped rubbish.
- Aggressive and threatening language and behaviour – Verbal and physical abuse including threatening and offensive gestures.
- Violence against people and property – ASB-based vandalism, violence, arson, criminal damage.
- Hate behaviour – ASB based on targeting individuals because of their perceived differences. This includes race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and disability.
Warwickshire County Council are committed to tackling this problem through partnership working.
To report Anti-social Behaviour please use the relevant number below for the local councils.
01926 456010 (Warwick District Council Community Safety)
01789 260123 (Stratford District Council Community Safety Team)
0800 096 8800 (Rugby Borough Council Community Safety Wardens)
01827 715341 (North Warwickshire Borough Council Contact Centre)
02476 376322 (Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council Community Safety Team)
If you think you are experiencing more than nuisance behaviour, (i.e. if you think a crime is being committed) please make Warwickshire Police your first port of call on 01926 415000. In an emergency please dial 999.