Effectively address anti-social behaviour
To work together with communities to address anti-social behaviour.
Anti-social behaviour (ASB) can be a real issue for some communities. It is difficult to define and means many different things to many people.
The Crime and Disorder Act (1998) defines ASB as behaving in a manner that 'caused or is likely to cause harassment, alarm and distress to one or more persons not of the same household.' Recognising the impact of the behaviour on the victims and the community, as well as looking at the risk factors that cause such behaviour, is key to tackling the problems.
ASB can include:
Rowdy/nuisance and inconsiderate (behaviour)
Vehicle related nuisance
Abandoned vehicles (not stolen)
Hoax calls to emergency services
Animal related problems
In recognition of the harm ASB can cause to individuals and communities, Dorset's Community Safety Partnership (CSP) have developed minimum standards outlining what you can expect if you experience ASB.