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Anti-social behaviour and nuisance

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1. Overview

Antisocial behaviour is any behaviour which causes people nuisance, harassment, alarm or distress.

It includes behaviour that causes harm to:

  • the environment, like graffiti or fly-tipping
  • the community, like noise pollution, drunken behaviour or drug taking
  • an individual, like threatening or abusive language or aggressive behaviour

Read more about the types of antisocial behaviour on the Citizens Advice Bureau website.

We work with Dorset Police, housing providers and other local agencies to tackle anti-social behaviour and crime in Poole.

If you’re experiencing antisocial behaviour, you could try and talk to the person causing the problem. They may not realise they’re being antisocial. Only do this if you feel safe and comfortable to do so.

Page last updated: 13 June 2019
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