What is Anti-Social Behaviour?

Last Modified June 13, 2017


Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) can be anything from low-level persistent nuisance to serious violent behaviour. It includes all behaviour that harms or has a negative effect on residents' quality of life in and around their homes, such as:

  • Drunkenness and rowdy behaviour
  • Public drug dealing
  • Intimidating groups ‘taking over’ public spaces
  • Noisy neighbours
  • Loud music or televisions
  • Refusing to silence dogs that bark non-stop
  • Threats, intimidation and harassment
  • Vandalism, graffiti, spray-painting or damaging private property
  • Fly tipping and litter
  • People dumping rubbish and abandoning cars
  • The misuse of fireworks
  • People who don’t clean up after their dogs


If the anti-social behaviour you are experiencing is severe or urgent - you should also speak to your local Police for further advice and information.  Visit the Lancashire Police website here for details of your nearest station/officer.