Within a community, anti-social behaviour can lead to a deterioration in the ambience of an area and fuel fear amongst residents who become reluctant to go out at night or use community spaces. This can seriously impact on the quality of life and wellbeing of the individuals and communities affected. In 2012/13 the police recorded over 15,000 incidents of anti-social behaviour in the city.
In Brighton & Hove our highest risk victims of ASB often live in social housing, have mental health needs and are most often affected by the behaviour of their immediate neighbours. The city is also affected by young people who come together usually in the city centre and commit minor crime and disorder.