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What is ASB?

We’ve compiled a list of examples of anti-social behaviour – and things that we don’t class as anti-social. 

Examples of anti-social behaviour

Anti-social behaviour can include: 

  • hate-related harassment (based on someone’s race, gender, disability status, religion, age or sexual orientation)
  • verbal abuse/harassment/threats
  • vandalism/damage to property
  • pet/animal nuisance
  • nuisance from vehicles
  • drugs/substance misuse/drug dealing
  • alcohol-related nuisance
  • domestic violence/abuse
  • other physical violence
  • litter/rubbish/fly-tipping
  • garden nuisance
  • misuse of communal areas/public spaces/loitering
  • prostitution/sexual acts/kerb crawling
  • other criminal behaviour/crimes 

Sometimes other people’s behaviour is inconsiderate, but it does not necessarily mean it is anti-social behaviour. It’s important to remember that people live in different ways and have different levels of tolerance. What may be fine for one person may not be fine for someone else. 

We often get complaints about something that isn’t really anti-social, but is about a different style of living. Examples of behaviour that may not automatically be anti-social includes: 

  • children playing
  • boundary disputes
  • general issues around day-to-day noise (washing machines, toilets flushing, vacuum cleaners etc)
  • bonfires/BBQs
  • people walking across wooden floors while wearing shoes
  • cooking smells
  • neighbours mowing their lawns 

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Soha Housing
Royal Scot House
99 Station Road
OX11 7NN


01235 515 900
0800 014 15 45

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