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Anti-social behaviour

Controlling anti-social drinking in public places

Community Trigger

Public Space Protection Orders

Anti-social behaviour can affect anyone at any time and can range from annoying other people to serious violence and criminal activities, such as:

Vehicle crime, joy riding
Substance misuse, drunkenness
Vandalism, graffiti
Assault, threatening behaviour
Harassment of residents or passers-by
Intimidating groups of young people in public places
Racial abuse
Verbal abuse
Criminal damage
Prostitution, kerb-crawling

Reporting anti-social behaviour

You should dial 999 when life is threatened or people are injured or there is a crime in progress and an immediate Police response is necessary.

Call 101 or contact your local Safer Neighbourhood Team if the offence has happened and the offender is no longer present.

Information about people who commit crime or anti-social behaviour can be reported to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 (you do not have to give your name and address if you do not want to and calls are free).

You can also help by reporting incidents and sharing information with us so that the most appropriate action can be taken at an early stage.

Printed forms are also available from every police station in the district and most public buildings and some local shops have them.

Suffolk Police, local councils and partners from Community Safety Partnerships, have published Anti-Social Behaviour Minimum Standards of Service that the public can expect should they be victims or witnesses of anti-social behaviour.