Home Secretary Theresa May said the new anti-social behaviour laws will "empower" local communities and that asbos were "too bureaucratic".
She added that more than three million incidents are being recorded each year.
Home Secretary Theresa May has told ITV1's Daybreak the new anti-social behaviour laws will be less bureaucratic and will put "much more power in the hands of local people".
– Gloria De Piero MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Office Minister
The Government are weakening the powers police have to tackle antisocial behaviour. These measures are a weak rebrand, with a breach of the order not even resulting in a criminal record and the police having to fund these civil proceedings in the first place.
And people will be bemused that it will take 3 separate complaints, or 5 different households, before getting a response. All complaints should be dealt with, and quickly. People suffering from antisocial behaviour don't want to wait for the Government's proposed slow trigger.
Home Secretary Theresa May has told ITV1's Daybreak she has to "be honest" with the police and "tell them how it is" as the coalition Government make sweeping changes across the public service.
Home Secretary Theresa May has told ITV1's Daybreak the new "community trigger" will "put power back into the hands of people".
Home Secretary Theresa May has told ITV1's Daybreak that the new anti-behaviour laws will "put the victims first" and denied Labour's accusations they were just a "weak rebrand" of asbos.
The Criminal Justice Alliance criticsed the proposed new community trigger forcing police to investigate all anti-social behaviour. The body which is made of more than sixty organisations said it will do little to tackle the problem long term.
Home Secretary Theresa May will announce new plans for dealing anti-social behaviour later today. Mrs May is ditching Labour's Asbos which have been described as a badge of honour among anti-social youths by critics.
She instead plans to introduce streamlined measures designed to ensure police take incidents of low-level nuisance seriously.
Police will have to take action to tackle nuisance behaviour if five people in different homes across the same neighbourhood complain, or if one person complains on three separate occasions, under a new "community trigger" power.