National Antisocial Behaviour awareness week raises awareness of what constitutes ASB and encourages individuals and communities to take a stand against ASB related activities through the reporting of incidents.
What is ASB?
Antisocial behaviour can be overwhelming with the potential to wreck lives and significantly impact communities. ASB can also be a precursor to serious crime. Antisocial behaviour is:
Targeting a specific individual or group
Causing trouble, annoyance or suffering to a community
Actions that affect the wider environment, such as public spaces or buildings
The theme for this year’s week of action is ‘Know your rights’ with a focus on the Gov.UK ASB Case Review, a tool which gives persistent victims of ASB the right to request a review. A policy only 6% of people know about.
Throughout the week we will be shining a light on cases where ASB has had a significant impact on our communities and how the ongoing hard work and dedication of our officers is helping to make our communities safer and nicer places to live.
To find out more about antisocial behaviour and the potential impact it can have, visit our ASB advice pages.
Despite the damage ASB can cause, many victims and witnesses do not report it. National stats provided by Resolve show that:
50% of ASB victims and witnesses surveyed did not make a report because they ‘didn’t think anything would be done’. 15% said they did not know how to report ASB or where they would turn to do so
How Can I Report?
Report an ASB related crime in a number of ways:
Call us on 101
Use the Live Chat facility on our website homepage