Safer Cornwall are reminding people that if they are subjected to anti-social behaviour (ASB), the issue cannot be dealt with unless it is reported.
ASB can be intimidating, abusive or rowdy behaviour which can have a significant impact at a personal or community level. Examples include but are not limited to, shouting, swearing, using violence or threatening to use violence and vandalism. These types of behaviour can be aggravated by the misuse of drugs or alcohol.
Cornwall Council has a number of ASB officers who work across Cornwall alongside police colleagues. The ASB Team works closely with police and other partners across the county to tackle a range of anti-social behaviours in adults and young people. For this approach to be successful, a balance between prevention and early intervention, support and enforcement is required.
During 2020/21, 443 ASB warning letters were issued by ASB officers and police on individuals following a reported incident of ASB to the police. This joint process between Cornwall Council and Devon and Cornwall Police, ensures individuals are engaged with services at an early stage to divert them away from further offending.
You can report ASB to Devon and Cornwall Police by calling 101, emailing email@example.com or using the Devon and Cornwall Police webchat service: https://chat.devon-cornwall.police.uk/email.php.