Antisocial Behaviour

Date published: 17 February 2022 15:51

We recognise that antisocial behaviour is a really important issue to both individuals and our communities. You can report antisocial behaviour to us, but some cases can be reported to your local council.

Who do I report it to?

Antisocial behaviour is any aggressive, intimidating or destructive activity that damages or destroys another person's quality of life.

Antisocial behaviour to report to the police may include:

  • Begging
  • The buying or selling of drugs in public
  • Street drinking
  • Off road motorbikes
  • Hate crime-related vandalism and graffiti
  • Fireworks misuse
  • Threatening/violent neighbours
  • Fly tipping, if it's happening now
  • Prostitution and indecent behaviour
  • Suspicious vehicles

You can report anonymously to us. To find out what to report to your local council, click here

What will be done?

It's our aim to reduce the incidence and fear of antisocial behaviour by effective police responses, working with local partners wherever possible.

We do this by:

  • Listening to people when they report problems to us
  • Acting quickly to investigate, get the facts and take swift and positive police action
  • Working with partners to use their knowledge, skills and enforcement powers to find long-term solutions 
  • Staying in touch with victims, providing practical support and reassurance
  • Providing special care and support to the most vulnerable people in our communities

Report by phone

If the ASB problem you are experiencing is included in the list above, you can report it by calling us on 101.

If it is an emergency, please call 999.

Report online

If the ASB problem you are experiencing is included in the list above, you can also report it through our online portal.

Community Trigger

A Community Trigger allows someone to request a review of their antisocial behaviour case, to ensure that a group of agencies have provided an appropriate response to the reports.

The Community Trigger is designed to ensure that agencies work together to investigate how your case was dealt with. We will do this by talking about the problem, sharing information where required and acting together to reach a satisfactory conclusion.

It is important to note that the Community Trigger does not replace the complaints procedures within individual organisations and should not be treated as such.

Click here to access the online Community Trigger report form.