REVEALED: The 11 worst anti-social behaviour hotspots in Alfreton, Bolsover and Clay Cross

It might not be the most serious crime, but anti-social behaviour on our streets is one of the things that prompts most calls to the police.

Monday, 21st May 2018, 12:05 pm
Updated Monday, 21st May 2018, 12:06 pm

These figures, supplied by Police UK, are for March 2018 - the most recent period for which data is available.

They cover the areas of Alfreton, Bolsover and Shuttlewood and Clay Cross.

Anti-social behaviour covers a wide range of unacceptable activity that causes harm to an individual, their community, or their environment.

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This could be an action by someone else that leaves you feeling alarmed, harassed or distressed.

REVEALED: The 19 worst anti-social behaviour hotspots in ChesterfieldIt also includes fear of crime or concern for public safety, public disorder or public nuisance.

Illegal motorbikes are just one example of anti-social behaviour which police are called to deal with.

Examples of anti-social behaviour include:

• Nuisance, rowdy or inconsiderate neighbours.

• Vandalism, graffiti and fly-posting.

• Street drinking.

• Environmental damage including littering, dumping of rubbish and abandonment of cars.

• Prostitution related activity.

• Begging and vagrancy.

• Fireworks misuse. Youths hanging around in groups, causing disturbance to neighbours, is a common example of anti-social behaviour.

• Inconsiderate or inappropriate use of vehicles.

The police, local authorities and other community safety partner agencies, such as fire and rescue and social housing landlords, all have a responsibility to deal with anti-social behaviour and to help people who are suffering from it.

If you are experiencing problems with anti-social behaviour, or have any concerns about it, or other community safety issues, you should contact your local council or call the non-emergency number, 101.

Always call 999 in an emergency.