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Anti-social behaviour

What is anti-social behaviour (ASB)?

Anti-social behaviour is a general term used to describe a whole range of things that people do to upset other people. According to the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, anti-social behaviour is behaviour which causes or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more people who are not in the same household as the perpetrator.

In addition to dealing firmly with ASB, Magna deals with domestic violence and other incidents involving members of the same household in a similar way.

Examples of anti-social behaviour include:

  • Actual or threatened violence
  • Sexual abuse
  • Foul language
  • Criminal damage
  • Graffiti
  • Loud music
  • Arguing and door slamming
  • Offensive drunken behaviour
  • Vandalism
  • Dealing drugs

This list is not exhaustive.

Categories of ASB and our response times

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