In this paper; we propose a novel crowd behavior representation method to detect abnormal behaviors in videos. An adaptive optical flow filtering method is proposed to utilize low-level optical flow informations. Furthermore, a simple framework is developed to detect and to localize abnormal crowd behavior using adaptive optical flow filtering result. The proposed method is more robust than other modeling methods in representing different behaviors. In this model, a normal behavior is presented by the general value. Some outliers in the temporal domain or spatial domain are presented by a higher value. Spatio-temporal cuboids are extracted from the filtering result to present the likelihood of anomaly in the frame. Experimental evaluations are performed on two public datasets with comparison to the provisos abnormal behavior detection methods in the literature. Experimental results show that the proposed methods outperform previous abnormal behavior detection techniques in the literature.