ASB can make life unpleasant and can lead to an increase in serious crimes, as well as make residents fearful in their communities. Therefore, while we encourage residents to be tolerant of other people's lifestyles, we also advise everyone to be conscious of how one's behaviour can affect neighbours.
Dealing with Anti-Social Behaviour
- What is anti-social behaviour?
- What is not treated as anti-social behaviour?
- Is noise considered antisocial behaviour?
- How to report anti-social behaviour?
- Can I talk to the person involved?
- What about crimes and emergencies
- How does Gateway Housing Association deal with anti-social behaviour reports?
- What will we do?
- Can legal action be taken?
- What about confidentiality?
- Community trigger
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What is anti-social behaviour?
Rather than being a one-off incident, antisocial behaviour (ASB) usually happens over a sustained period of time. It can relate to repeated cases of (this is not an exhaustive list):
- Drug or alcohol-related nuisance, including illegal use of premises
- Pet and animal nuisance, including using animals in a threatening way
- Actual or threatened violence or physical abuse
- Sniffing volatile substances, discarding needles/drug paraphernalia, crack houses
- Indecent or offensive gestures
- Verbal abuse, intimidation, threatening behaviour or loitering
- Stalking, harassment and hate crime
- Shouting and swearing, fighting, drunken behaviour, hooliganism/loutish behaviour
- neighbourhood nuisance, including garden problems, littering and fly-tipping
- vehicle nuisance, such as abandoned cars, joyriding or reckless driving
- Anti-Social Behaviour