Anti-social Behaviour (ASB) is defined as: 'Behaviour by a person which causes or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons not of the same household as the person.' (Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 and Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011).
Types of anti-social behaviour
- Abandoned cars.
- Verbal or racial abuse.
- Drug dealing or misuse.
- Act in a manner that causes harassment, distress or alarm to others.
- Act in an intimidating manner as part of a large group.
The Community Safety Partners work together on the Island to reduce anti-social behaviour through a Joint Action group.
How to report anti-social behaviour
- Contact the Police 101.
- Contact the Council by using the online send a message to this service form.
- In an emergency call 999.
How to report Hate Crime
- Call Police 101.
- Visit the True Vision website.
- Attend a Third party reporting centre at IOW Citizen's Advice Bureau .
- Visit a Third party reporting centre, view or download information on local centres (PDF, 402KB, 1 Page).
Tools and further information
- Victims and witnesses of persistent ASB are encouraged to keep a diary detailing as much information as possible, a sample diary can be downloaded (PDF, 25KB, 3 pages).
- The ASB Crime and Policing Act 2014 introduced new powers and tools to deal with ASB, see more information (PDF, 92KB, 3 pages).
- Who to call to report ASB poster (updated 2018) can be viewed or downloaded (PDF, 959KB, 1 Page).
Please see below for the latest newsletter from the neighbourhood watch network;
Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter July 2019