So, what is new with the new powers?

The new Government reforms are designed to put victims at the heart of the response to anti-social behaviour, and to give professionals the flexibility they need to deal with any given situation. The new Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 act came  into force on the 20th of October 2014 to enable these changes.

The new act has taken the tools and powers from the previous legislation and reformed them to create a more victim focused set of tools and powers .  The previous acts were: Crime and Disorder Act 1998, The Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001, and The Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 Some of the tools commonly used from these powers were ASBO’s, Premises Closures, and Dispersal Orders.

The new orders (see top right of this page) will change and offer new ways for professionals to tackle Anti-social Behaviour in your communities.


One important note of change in the legislation are the two additional new definitions of Anti-social Behaviour, which are,


  • conduct that has caused, or is likely to cause, harassment, alarm or distress to any person (Existing).
  • conduct capable of causing nuisance or annoyance to a person in relation to that person’s occupation of residential premises, or  (**NEW**)
  • conduct capable of causing housing-related nuisance or annoyance to any person (**NEW**).

Click the blue button below to open up the Anti-Social Behaviour Report Form

Report Anti Social Behaviour


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