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Anti-social behaviour

Toolkit of resources to help police tackle anti-social behaviour.

Anti-social behaviour (ASB) is conduct that has caused – or is likely to cause – harassment, alarm or distress to any person.

The resources in this toolkit can support police officers to tackle ASB. It contains links to relevant:

  • legislation and powers
  • evidence-based approaches for tackling ASB and drivers of ASB
  • case studies and research projects from forces in England and Wales

Legislation and powers

ASB policing powers

Examples of ASB and the legislative powers police can use to address them.

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Tackling ASB

Evidence-based approaches and interventions to address ASB.

Tackling drivers of ASB

Resources for preventing ASB by tackling its drivers and related areas of crime – including neighbourhood crime and drug and alcohol misuse.

Case studies

Research projects

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