What is anti-social behaviour?
Anti-social behaviour is any behaviour that causes distress or alarm. Examples include:
- Noisy neighbours
- Fly tipping
- Noise nuisance
- Youth disorder
Anti-social behaviour is not behaviour that is merely different, or that is the result
of a medical or developmental condition. Therefore tolerance and awareness of other's
needs is an important part of tackling anti-social behaviour (Safer Scotland –
Scottish Executive 2004).
We do recognise that behaviour regarded as acceptable by some can be seen
as anti-social and unacceptable to others - expectations of standards of behaviour
can vary between communities, groups within communities and individuals.