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Anti-Social Behaviour

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Anti-social behaviour covers a broad spectrum of crimes defined as any aggressive, intimidating or destructive activity that damages or destroys another person’s quality of life.

It can also be legally defined as someone acting in a manner that caused, or was likely to cause, harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons not in the same house hold as himself.

Below is a list of common anti-social behaviour crimes. Click on them to read more about the potential impact and how you can protect yourself.

  • Drug related crimes
  • Shoplifting
  • Threatening behaviour

Drug Related Crimes

With the influx of drugs into an area, the threat of drug related crime isn’t far away. Shop lifting could fall under this umbrella, with addicts stealing to fund their habit.

Threatening Behaviour

The definition of threatening behaviour is intentional behaviour that would cause a person of ordinary sensibilities fear of injury or harm. 


Described as the criminal action of stealing goods from a shop while pretending to be a customer. Figures released in 2010 showed that shoplifting costs more than £4.4 billion to shops in the UK over a year, a huge amount in lost revenues and replaced goods.