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What is it

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What is anti-social behaviour?

Calls about anti-social behaviour problems to Gwent Police have dropped by more than 15,000 in a year (Jan 2011 to Jan 2012). But we know that's little consolation if you've got a noisy neighbour, if you're troubled by unruly behaviour, if your home just isn't the peaceful place it should be.

Anti-social behaviour can have a detrimental effect on the quality of life of individuals and local communities.

You can experience it in a variety of forms - it is virtually any behaviour that causes, or is likely to cause alarm, harassment or distress. 

Some examples of anti-social behaviour include:

  • Groups of people hanging around streets, causing a nuisance
  • Underage drinking in the street
  • Threatening or drunken behaviour
  • Inappropriate use of cars or motorbikes, such as constant revving of engines, loud stereos or noisy exhausts
  • Vandalism and graffiti
  • Drug dealing or taking
  • Fly-tipping
  • Noise from houses or gardens during the night, especially between 11pm and 7am
  • Abandoned vehicles

There's lots of information here about what we can do and what you can do to help. Don't suffer in silence. Help can come from us, from your local authority or registered social landlord.