Isle residents urged to report anti social behaviour

The school Easter holidays often mark a rise in reports of anti-social behavior.

By Stephanie Bateman
Thursday, 2nd April 2015, 8:36 am

What is anti-social behaviour? In official terms, anti-social behaviour is any aggressive, intimidating or destructive activity that damages or destroys another person’s quality of life.

Examples include: rowdy, noisy or ‘yobbish’ behaviour, misuse of public spaces, vandalism, graffiti, dealing or buying drugs on the street, fly-tipping rubbish, youth nuisance - this can include young people gathering and moving about in large numbers. Their behaviour at times can include drinking alcohol, being verbally abusive and frightening and threatening towards passers by, and noise nuisance - the noise can be loud music, televisions or dogs barking.

Anti-social behaviour not only makes life unpleasant, it has a negative effect on many people’s lives.

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Neighbourhood police officers across Humberside are focusing patrols in places where anti-social behavior has been reported, as well as making sure other areas also receive attention. Police are working with the local authorities and communities to tackle the causes of anti-social behavior and to get those responsible to be accountable for their actions.

It’s only a small number of young people who are involved in anti-social behavior and the vast majority are law abiding.

It is important that anti-social behaviour problems are reported, if anti-social behaviour is affecting your quality of life, or making you fear for your safety or the safety of others, contact your local anti-social behaviour team at your local authority. If there is a crime ongoing you should contact the police.

All complaints are treated in confidence, so you don’t have to worry about your identity being revealed.

Clink on the link below to report anti-social behavior