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
- 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
To report antisocial behaviour now, use the green button on the right of this page.