Policy paper

Anti-Social Behaviour Action Plan

The Anti-Social Behaviour Action Plan sets out an ambitious new approach to working with local agencies to tackle anti-social behaviour across England and Wales.

This was published under the 2022 to 2024 Sunak Conservative government

Applies to England and Wales


Anti-Social Behaviour Action Plan

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The Anti-social Behaviour Action Plan sets out the government’s approach to stamping out anti-social behaviour and restoring the right of people to feel safe in, and proud of, their local area. The plan is an ambitious and wide-reaching new approach that will give Police and Crime Commissioners, local authorities, and other agencies the tools to tackle the blight of anti-social behaviour facing communities across England and Wales.

If you are a member of the public who has experienced anti-social behaviour, you can find support through Anti-social behaviour: how to get help.

If you are a practitioner you can access guidance through Anti-social behaviour: guidance for professionals.

You can also read the outcome of our consultation on community safety partnerships and anti-social behaviour powers.

Updates to this page

Published 27 March 2023
Last updated 21 March 2024 + show all updates
  1. Updated the anti-social behaviour hotspot response programme data.

  2. Updated the data for the hotspot response programme.

  3. Added content on Anti-social behaviour hotspot response and immediate justice programmes.

  4. Corrected error in Figure 1: Police recorded anti-social behaviour incidents and self-reported experience of anti-social behaviour, 2012-September 2022.

  5. First published.

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