Anti-social behaviour can sometimes seem harmless as the victims may be not always be obvious. But that doesn’t mean it is any less serious!
Anti-social behaviour comes in many forms and can have a devastating affect on peoples’ lives. Incidents of anti-social behaviour can range from something that is a mild annoyance to something that causes real fear and insecurity.
Examples of anti-social behaviour include:
- Night time noise from houses or gardens, especially between 11pm and 7am
- Threatening, drunken behaviour
- Yobbish behaviour and intimidating groups taking over public spaces
- Vandalism, graffiti and fly-posting
- Dealing or buying drugs on the street
- Litter and fly-tipping
- Drinking in the street
- The misuse of fireworks
- Throwing eggs or throwing things at cars, buildings, people and animals.
The legal bit: If you commit an act of anti-social behaviour, you could end up getting a Civil Injuction, a Criminal Behaviour Order or an Acceptable Behaviour Contract. All of these impose restrictions on entering certain areas in the community and even which friends/ acquaintances you can associate with.