What is it?
Here at Suffolk Police reducing Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) is
one of our key priorities.
ASB covers many types of actions from low-level persistent
nuisance to serious public disturbance, it is behaviour that:
- Is capable of causing nuisance and annoyance
- Is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress
- Creates significant and persistent problems in the
- Leaves communities intimidated and afraid.
ASB is defined in the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 as
“acting in a manner that caused or was likely to cause alarm,
distress or harassment to one or more persons not of the same
Examples of such behaviour would include:
- Graffiti and fly tipping
- Nuisance neighbours
- Street drinking
- Intimidation and threats
- Hate behaviour that targets members of identified groups
because of their perceived differences.