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National Anti-Social Behaviour Week


Good Evening Residents, 

As part of National Anti-Social Behaviour week, I wish to provide an insight into the different categories that can amount to Anti-Social Behaviour and different behaviours that fall under each category. 

Anti-Social Behaviour is split into the following categories:

  • ASB Personal
  • ASB Nuisance
  • ASB Environmental
  • Personal Anti Social Behaviour is when a person targets a specific individual or group. Examples can include:
    Hoax calls
    Targeted Bullying
    Cyberbullying
    Verbal abuse
    Harassment and intimidation 

    Nuisance antisocial behaviour is when a person causes trouble, annoyance or suffering to a community. Examples can include:
    Rowdy & Noisy Behaviour
    Drinking alcohol/being drunk in a public place
    Vandalism
    Arson
    Off-Road Bikes

    Environmental anti-social behaviour when a person’s actions affect the wider environment such as public spaces or buildings. Examples can include: 
    Fly-Tipping
    Abandoned cars
    Obstructions
    Trespassing
    Vandalism
    Dog Fouling
    Noise Nuisance

    There is a common misconception that it is just young people who commit anti-social behaviour, but in fact there are many adults who commit these offences. Antisocial behaviour at any age is not acceptable and will not be tolerated by the police or local authorities.
    Durham Constabulary work in partnership with Durham County Council in relation to Environmental Anti-Social Behaviour. Through multi-agency working, we work closely with our Neighbourhood Wardens and partner agencies within the Council to identify and address these issues. 

    If you wish to make a report in relation to Environmental Anti-Social Behaviour, you can report this directly via Durham County Council through https://doitonline.durham.gov.uk/.

    If you wish to make a report in relation to Anti-Social Behaviour in Bishop Auckland, you can do so by contacting us on one of the following options:

    Live Chat through the link: https://www.durham.police.uk/.../101.../101-Live-Chat.aspx

    By calling or messaging our non-emergency 101 number.


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    Rachael Wadge
    (Police, PCSO, Bishop Auckland NPT1)

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