What is Antisocial Behaviour?
The Antisocial Behaviour (Scotland) Act 2004 states that:
A person engages in antisocial behaviour if they act in a manner that causes or is likely to cause alarm or distress or pursues a course of conduct that causes or is likely to cause alarm or distress to at least one person not of the same household as them.
The term ‘Antisocial Behaviour’ covers a wide range of acts some more serious than others, for example:
- Domestic noise (such as shouting and swearing)
- Amplified noise/noisy parties
- Dumping litter and rubbish
- Abandoned vehicles
- Vandalism and graffiti
- Verbal abuse
- Threatening or violent behaviour
- Drinking in a public place
- Criminal behaviour such as drug dealing
What can I do about Antisocial Behaviour?