Report anti-social behaviour

Anti-social behaviour is anything which causes (or is likely to cause) harassment, alarm or distress to one or more people not in the same household.

Isolated incidents may not seem serious, but continued anti-social behaviour can have a devastating impact for people affected by it.

If the behaviour is ongoing, keep a record of the events, including times, dates and how the behaviour is making you feel. This will help us to understand the issues and take action. Remember you can contact us with confidence, in confidence.

Anti-social behaviour that we deal with

  • drugs and substance misuse
  • street drinking
  • alcohol-related anti-social behaviour
  • rowdy and inconsiderate behaviour
report anti-social behaviour to us

Anti-social behaviour the police deal with

  • Criminal damage, vandalism and graffiti to private property
  • Rowdy drunken behaviour
  • Someone starting fires
  • Inconsiderate use of vehicles
  • Begging
  • Underage drinking
  • Cycling on a footpath
  • Physical attacks, intimidation or harassment
  • Drug taking or dealing
  • Hoax calls
  • Prostitution or kerb crawling

You can report anti-social behaviour to the police online or by calling 101.

report anti-social behaviour to the police

If a crime is happening right now or you’re in immediate danger, call 999.

Housing association tenants

If you are a housing association tenant you should also tell your housing officer about the anti-social behaviour.

What is not classed as anti-social behaviour?

Anti-social behaviour does not include:

  • boundary disputes
  • children playing in a street or communal area
  • family disputes
  • noise from children playing
  • normal living noises such as toilets flushing or stairs being used
  • not being able to park outside your home

If you can’t find what you want to report listed on this page, you may be able to find it on our ‘do it online’ page.