It's ASB (antisocial behaviour) Awareness Week and we are proud to be an associate member working with Resolve.
There are some really powerful statistics in their report, Taking back Communities, including;
- 43% of victims of ASB say it has impacted their mental health
- 56% of victims of ASB don't report it
- 31% of 18 to 24-year-olds say they witness ASB on public transport; and
- 47% of people considered moving home due to ASB.
Government really needs to focus on these issues. Is it time for a charter or code for victims of ASB?
Addressing this challenge is a national priority. ASB is not low-level crime, it devastates the lives of victims and communities. People deserve to feel safe where they live.