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Anti-Social Behaviour

What is Anti-Social Behaviour?

 "…acting in a manner that caused or is likely to cause alarm, distress or harassment to one or more persons not of the same household".
Crime and Disorder Act 1998

The term ‘anti-social behaviour’ covers a wide range of activities that are, or are likely to cause alarm or distress to individuals or communities as a whole. As every person is different, so too is their interpretation of what can be classed as anti-social. The definition of ‘anti-social behaviour’ is so broad that it includes many different problems, ranging from graffiti and fly-tipping to harassment and neighbourhood disputes.

If the actions of another are causing you to feel alarmed or harassed, then you may indeed be a victim of anti-social behaviour.

Examples of Anti-Social Behaviour

Abandoned vehicles; Animal problems; Begging; Hoax calls to emergency services; Excessive noise; Verbal harassment; Inconsiderate behaviour from neighbours; Street drinking; Civil disputes; Persistent nuisance; Inappropriate use of a vehicle; Air pollution

Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour

In tackling anti-social behaviour, Dyfed-Powys Police work closely alongside partner agencies to ensure that your quality of life is not affected by the thoughtless, or indeed malicious, actions of another.