Antisocial behaviour (ASB) incidents have increased over the last three years. Police forces, councils and housing associations are reporting significant spikes in ASB cases – and these are not minor incidents. They are complex and serious cases causing real harm to many people.
To help tackle the issue, Neighbourhood Watch are running a campaign encouraging people to ‘SAY NO TO ASB’.
The campaign will run from the 25th October through to the 21st November on their social channels with key information on recognising, recording, and reporting ASB on our website: ourwatch.org.uk/asb.
45% of people say ASB is a problem where they live, and 56% of those who had either been a victim of or a witness to ASB did not report it to anyone. *
They are running a free online ‘SAY NO TO ASB’ webinar on 15th November at 5pm with the charity ASB Help as part of the campaign. Places are limited. To book your place, visit ourwatch.org.uk/webinars.
HOW TO SUPPORT THE CAMPAIGN
- Follow us them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and share their posts to your social channels, including WhatsApp community groups, to encourage more people to SAY NO TO ASB
- Download their ‘Recognising, Recording and Reporting ASB Guide’ from ourwatch.org.uk/asb to share with your community
- Download their 14-day ‘ASB Diary’ from ourwatch.org.uk/asb to support you in recognising, recording, and reporting ASB incidents in your area.
- To find out more and SAY NO TO ASB, visit ourwatch.org.uk/asb.
If you would like a digital campaign pack, please email [email protected].
* Data source: Taking Back our Communities – working together to make communities safer report, commissioned in 2021 by RESOLVE, a Centre of Excellence solely focused upon community safety and antisocial behaviour