antisocial behaviour


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antisocial behaviour

Behaviour that is verbally or physically harmful to other people, animals or property, including behaviour that severely violates social expectations for a given environment.

Antisocial behaviour is a component of antisocial personality disorder, as defined by the American Psychiatric Association in the DSM-IV.
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CLEVELAND'S Police and Crime Commissioner has backed his chief constable in calling for more tolerance of perceived antisocial behaviour in young people.
Using the skills and understanding of local victims could lead to more people reporting antisocial behaviour rather than suffering in silence.
Crime on the region's trains and buses has fallen by 65 per cent since 2007, but police say Halloween often brings a rise in antisocial behaviour.
Cllr Ann O'Byrne, cabinet member for housing and community safety, said: "The report shows that while there was an increase in reporting of antisocial behaviour to the council between 2009/10 and 2010/11 the figures decreased in the first six months of this financial year.
Once the men were married, rates of antisocial behaviour declined even more.
Confidence in the way the police, the council and partners are tackling antisocial behaviour has improved consistently over the past 12 months.
Specialist antisocial behaviour prosecutor for Wales, Merthyr Tydfil
The co-op's third annual Taking A Stand Awards, which recognise individuals and groups who have transformed communities by tackling antisocial behaviour, has been launched in conjunction with the Home Office and Crime Concern.
The threat of such orders being instigated against troublesome individuals within a number of communities throughout Birmingham has been sufficient to see them curb their antisocial behaviour and has seen a welcome relief to the abject misery such behaviour has caused for countless members of the public.
Speaking to the Echo, she defended the previous Labour government's record on antisocial behaviour, despite persistently high levels of crime in certain areas of Cardiff a decade after reforms to introduce Antisocial Behaviour Orders (Asbos).
Justice Minister David Ford said: "We need a joined-up approach to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour.
We are adapting the way we handle reports of antisocial behaviour to ensure concerns are addressed swiftly, to reduce the risk of someone becoming a repeat victim.