The UK has the biggest problem with anti-social behaviour in Europe, according to new research commissioned by security company ADT.
The study found that 83% of Britons surveyed believe the country has a growing problem with anti-social behaviour, while some 56% feel shopping areas are anti-social behaviour hot spots.
The percentage dropped among 16- to 24-year-olds, with 35% believing shops were troublesome areas.
Three-quarters of those questioned said young people aged 14-25 were most associated with anti-social behaviour, while 68% blamed a growing 'booze culture'.
ADT managing director Adrian Casey said: "Understanding the way people perceive this issue helps to develop strategies for dealing with it. The application of technology in isolation is rarely a complete solution."