Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act

The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 received royal assent on 13 March 2014.

The act will introduce simpler, more effective powers to tackle anti-social behaviour that provide better protection for victims and communities.

The new community trigger and community remedy will empower victims and communities, giving them a greater say in how agencies respond to complaints of anti-social behaviour and in out-of-court sanctions for offenders.

The act will also:

  • tackle irresponsible dog ownership and the use of illegal firearms by gangs and organised criminal groups
  • strengthen the protection afforded to the victims of forced marriage and those at risk of sexual harm
  • enhance the professional capabilities and integrity of the police
  • amend the port and border security powers in Schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000, to ensure that they strike the right balance between the need to protect public safety and the protection of individual freedoms
  • amend the Extradition Act 2003 to strengthen public confidence in, and the operational effectiveness of, our extradition arrangements

List of documents

These are a collection of documents relating to the act and the bill as it progressed through Parliament:

Where can I find out more information?

The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act and explanatory notes are available on the Parliament website.

The act contains 14 parts. Follow the links below for more information:


Published 17 October 2013