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What is Anti-social behaviour?

Anti-social behaviour is any aggressive, intimidating or destructive activity that damages or destroys another person's quality of life.

Anti-social behaviour is legally defined as someone acting 'in a manner that caused, or was likely to cause, harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons not of the same house hold as himself'.

The new coalition government have stated that they will review the way that we deal with anti-social behaviour and this will prompt new legislation. Home Office guidance for dealing with anti social behaviour already has more of an accent on dealing with, and supporting the victim.

Meanwhile the definitions which will be applied to the way we deal with anti social behaviour within Lincolnshire, are;

1    Anti-social behaviour definition is the behaviour by an individual or group that results in;

2    Vulnerable Victim of Anti Social Behaviour definition is;

3    Repeat Victim of Anti Social Behaviour definition is; 

This will bring Lincolnshire Police, ourselves, and all other partners in line with the  Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and the national position, and shows unity as a county when dealing with anti-social behaviour.

Anti-social behaviour usually falls into 3 categories:

Street problems which can include...

Nuisance neighbours can include...

Environmental Anti-social behaviour includes;

What you can do

If you are experiencing problems with anti-social behaviour, or have any concerns about it, or other community safety issues, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Feel free to use the diary sheet below to record your incident and then, please contact us. You may find the guidance leaflet useful or you could visit the Incident Diary page for more information.

Related documents

Size Name
[154kb] Anti-social incident diary Anti-social incident diary
[1018kb] Incident Diary Booklet Guidance Incident Diary Booklet Guidance

The documents in this section are in Adobe Acrobat format (pdf). You will need Acrobat Reader to view these files which can be downloaded from the Adobe website free of charge.