Antisocial Behaviour Awareness Week

We received the following message about antisocial behaviour from Neil Rogers, Watch Liaison Officer for Haringey:

Dear Watch Member,

Hope you are all staying cool and safe.

Yesterday was the start of #ASBawareness week. I will be posting something everyday to promote this initiative and keep you aware of everything you need to know about ASB.

What is anti-social behaviour?

According to the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 and Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011, anti-social behaviour is defined as ‘behaviour by a person which causes, or is likely to cause, harassment, alarm or distress to persons not of the same household as the person.’ This includes a range of nuisance and criminal behaviours that cause distress to others. Whether someone’s actions can be classified as anti-social behaviour relies heavily on the impact it has on other people. More frequent or persistent behaviour is more likely to be considered as anti-social.

There are various factors that landlords, the police, and local authorities will consider when deciding the best way to deal with reports of anti-social behaviour. Reports are looked at through consideration of the victim and the impact on the wider community.

Examples of ASB:

• Noisy and/or abusive behaviour

• Vandalism

• Graffiti

• Intimidation

• Public drunkenness

• Littering

• Fly tipping

• Illegal drug use

Stay Safe Haringey: Don’t forget to check on any vulnerable people you know today with this extreme weather warning in place till the end of today. Stay in the shade, keep hydrated and keep strenuous activity to a minimum.

Police Contact AdviceTelephone 999 in an emergency where there is a danger to life or a crime is in progress.
Telephone 101 for non-emergencies where police attendance is required, to report a crime or to report any other incidents.