Anti-Social Behaviour - Making Communities Safer

"Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are elected to act as the public’s voice in policing, and what we hear from our local communities is that neighbourhood crime and anti-social behaviour really matters.

We know from the victims and community groups that we speak to, that these crimes destroy lives, and it is imperative that we work together at a local and national level to tackle them.

Tackling anti-social behaviour is a key priority highlighted in all police and crime plans in England and Wales. As the voice of the public, PCCs will continue to fund preventative projects and initiatives and work with partners to support vulnerable young people."

APCC Local Policing Leads, Jeff Cuthbert and Steve Turner


APCC responds to six-month progress update on Home Office’s ASB Action Plan

“Following the government’s launch of the ASB Action Plan in March, PCCs have hit the ground running to deliver meaningful change from this funding."

ASB Awareness Week - 'Know Your Rights'

APCC Local Policing Leads reinforce the collective responsibility we all have to tackle ASB in our communities as part of #ASBAwarenessWeek.

Safer Streets fund is building confidence in police

Home Office evaluation of Safer Streets fund shows PCC-led initiatives are boosting trust and confidence in policing.

Fourth round of Safer Streets funding announced

National Prevention Lead welcomes cash injection to help make streets safer.

ASB not a police problem but a partnership problem

We all have a collective responsibility to tackle anti-social behaviour.

Tackling anti-social behaviour is not just a job for the police

PCCs are working with the Government, local authorities, and wider partners to improve how communities can report anti-social behaviour when it occurs and ensure action is taken.

Resources and Publications

anti-social-behaviour-in-focus-v4.pdf, 4.45Mb

Demonstrating how PCCs are working with the Government, local authorities, and wider partners to improve how communities can report anti-social behaviour when it occurs and to ensure that action is taken.

PCCs Supported Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) Awareness Week in July 2022

As part of #ASBawarenessweek, PCCs Steve Turner and Jeff Cuthbert, the APCCs Local Policing Leads, issued a statement reinforcing the collective responsibility that we all have in tackling ASB.

Cleveland PCC Steve Turner and Gloucestershire PCC Chris Nelson pictured at the ASB parliamentary launch event

The week kicked off with a parliamentary launch event hosted by ASB Resolve, including speeches from Safeguarding Minister Amanda Solloway MP, PCC Steve Turner and Victims’ Commissioner Dame Vera Baird.

Jacob Young, Conservative MP for Redcar, also led a debate about ASB in Parliament, during which he spoke positively about the role of PCCs:

"In Cleveland, our local PCC Steve Turner is also the APCC’s lead on neighbourhood policing and ASB, which means we are in a unique position to learn from best practice in this area."

"100% of published police and crime plans now highlight preventing and tackling ASB."

Shadow Policing Minister, Sarah Jones, Labour MP for Croydon Central, added:

"Good work is being done in patches and I’m sure that all of us would pay tribute to the PCCs who are working hard to make a difference."



ASB Awareness Week #ASBawarenessweek