What is Anti-Social Behavior?
Anti-social behaviour ranges from nuisance to criminal activity. It impacts on people's quality of life and affects all neighbourhoods. Examples include:
- unruly and drunken behaviour
- street drinking
- threatening and abusive language in a public place
- dog fouling
- aggressive begging
- drug dealing or persistent criminal behaviour
- racial harassment
- homophobic harassment
- noise nuisance
What are we going to do about it?
The aim of the Safer Portsmouth Partnership is to make residents feel their neighbourhood is a safe place to live and visit. Reducing anti-social behavior has been identified as a priority for the residents of Portsmouth.
The partnership will continue to work together to reduce instances of anti-social behaviour (ASB) by intervening early, diverting people away from antisocial activity, and by enforcing the law where this is appropriate.
The Guildhall Square is a busy public area and council staff and the police work together to keep this area safe. Often action to tackle anti-social behaviour in the area is only possible because of witnesses reporting when incidents take place. Reports of anti-social behaviour also allows us to target areas and direct resources where they are needed most.
So if you witness any incidents of nuisance or anti-social behaviour in this area, please report it.
To report any anti-social behaviour, call 101. It will be helpful if you make a note of the following:
- date and time of the incident
- location of incident
- what the person or people have done
- description of the person or people involved - number of people, their sex, height, build, colour and length of hair, distinguishing marks, ethnicity, clothing, name or nicknames if known
- any other witnesses
- how the incident has affected you or others