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What is antisocial behaviour?

According to the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, antisocial behaviour (ASB) is classed as:

Behaviour which is likely to cause harassment, alarm and distress to one or more persons not of the same household.

This could be:

  • Alcohol abuse (drunkenness, intimidation, street drinking);
  • Drug use;
  • Littering, graffiti, fly-tipping or vandalism;
  • Neighbour disputes;
  • Noise, including general bad language and abuse;
  • Prostitution;
  • Youth nuisance problems;
  • Vehicle nuisance.

How to report a problem

If you have experienced any form of antisocial behaviour it is important that you report it as soon as you can by calling:

  • 01473 433434

    You may also wish to speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood Team, your Housing provider or your Ward Councillor to discuss the issues further.

    If a crime has been committed you can report it using the police emergency 999 and non-emergency 101 numbers, or online through Suffolk Constabulary.

    In an emergency always call 999 - this is when a crime is happening, when someone suspected of a crime is nearby, or when someone is injured, being threatened or in danger.

    Support is available to victims of crime via Victim Support.

    Contact Details

    Ipswich Borough Council,
    Grafton House,
    15-17 Russell Road,
    Ipswich,
    IP1 2DE

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    01473 432000