We will investigate all serious allegations of anti-social behaviour and each case is dealt with on its own merits.
We have a statutory duty to implement a strategy for tackling crime and disorder. This means working in partnership with other agencies and looking at how to address anti-social behaviour.
What is anti-social behaviour?
'Anti-social behaviour' is a broad term used to describe day-to-day incidents of nuisance and disorder that affects people's lives. This can cover everything from litter to aggressive dogs, vandalism to noisy neighbours and public drunkenness to noisy vehicles - but it generally falls into these categories:
- Personal - behaviour that targets a particular individual or specific group or is aimed at having an impact on a particular individual or incident rather than a community at large
- Nuisance - individuals or incidents that cause trouble, annoyance, inconvenience, offence or suffering to people in the local community in general, rather than targeted at an individual
- Environmental - incidents and inconsiderate actions which impact on the surroundings including the natural, built and social environments
Such a wide range of unacceptable behaviour means that responsibility for dealing with it has to be shared between agencies.
We have information sharing agreements and systems in place in order to work together.