Anti-social behaviour policies and information

What is anti-social behaviour?

Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) in Lincoln is defined as ‘anything that causes (or is likely to cause) harassment alarm and/or distress’. This means any behaviour that effects your quality of life in a negative way.

ASB may be criminal in nature, for example criminal damage, but this may not always be the case. ASB may affect one household, but may affect many members of the community.

Types of ASB include, but are not limited to:

  • Noise nuisance
  • Verbal abuse
  • Gathering in groups
  • Damage to property
  • Rubbish or litter lying about
  • Being drunk or rowdy in public
  • Graffiti
  • People using or dealing drugs
  • Street drinking
  • Begging and vagrancy 

We take reports of ASB very seriously and we work closely with the Lincolnshire Police, University of Lincoln, Social Landlords and other partner agencies.

You can report anti-social behaviour in your area by using our online form.

Report anti-social behaviour