Information about anti-social behaviour
Acts of anti-social behaviour, such as vandalism, graffiti or harassment, may seem comparatively minor crimes. But they can have a devastating effect on local communities, causing residents to live in fear and destroying people's quality of life. The CPS works closely with the police, local authorities and the courts to tackle all forms of antisocial behaviour. These may include drugs, begging, street crime, misbehaviour by youths and general disorder.
Where appropriate we will apply for Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) to be made on conviction, and support other agencies in the enforcement of any breaches of those orders.
We will also take action against anyone committing low-level disorder offences and carrying out acts of anti-social behaviour, such as criminal damage.