What is ASB?

Officers investigate graffitiAnti-social behaviour (ASB) is any aggressive, intimidating or destructive activity that damages or destroys another person’s quality of life. It includes things such as:

  • Rowdy, noisy behaviour
  • Night time noise from houses or gardens, especially between 11.00pm and 7.00am
  • Threatening, drunken or ‘yobbish’ behaviour
  • Vandalism, graffiti and fly-posting
  • Dealing or buying drugs on the street
  • Littering and fly-tipping
  • Aggressive begging
  • Drinking in the street
  • Setting off fireworks late at night
  • Abandoning cars on the street

Anti-social behaviour does not have to be a criminal act, and often, taken in isolation, individual issues might not appear severe, but it can be very upsetting for those experiencing these problems. If you experience any of the above in your local area, don’t suffer in silence. Report all ASB to Cambridgeshire Constabulary on 101 or call 999 if a crime is in progress or a life is in danger.

For more information about anti-social behaviour visit www.direct.gov.uk/en/crimejusticeandthelaw

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