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Anti-social behaviour

Anti-social behaviour can have a lasting impact on neighbourhoods and communities as it often leads to an increase in crime, particularly violence and criminal damage.

If you’ve witnessed antisocial behaviour of any kind, find out how to report it below.

Is it an emergency?

Does it feel like the situation could get heated or violent very soon? Is someone in immediate danger? Do you need support right away? If so, please call 999 now.

What is anti-social behaviour?

Anti-social behaviour is any aggressive, intimidating or destructive activity that damages another person's quality of life. Whilst young people are often perceived to be the main offenders, it covers a whole host of crime and behaviour, from inconsiderate parking to noisy parties.

How to report anti-social behaviour

Abandoned vehicle (not stolen)

In this case, please contact your local council who should be able to trace the vehicle’s owner and arrange for it to be removed.  They’ll most likely ask for the following:

  • The vehicle registration mark (VRM)
  • How long it has been there
  • Its location
  • Its condition

Please make sure you have these details to hand.

Animals causing a nuisance

If the animal is dangerous or its actions could put others at risk, please call 999 now.

If there's no immediate danger, use our online form.  Please have the following information available, if possible.

  • Where it happened.
  • A description of the animal
  • How it was behaving
  • Where the owner was at the time
  • The owner's details or a description

Animal fouling in a public space

In this case, please contact your local council, who should be able to investigate and take action if needed

Begging or Vagrancy

Use our online form  Please have the following information available, if possible.

  • Where this happened
  • If the people involved have been here before
  • What they were doing

Littering or discarded drugs paraphernalia

In this case, please contact your local council who should be able to investigate and take action if needed.

They’ll most likely ask for the following:

  • The area affected
  • The type of litter
  • How much there is
  • How long it has been there

Please have these details to hand.

Misuse of Fireworks

Use our online form.  Please have the following information available, if possible.

  • Where it happened.
  • How the fireworks were being misused, such as being thrown in the street or at people or property

Nuisance Calls

Contact your phone service provider, they should be able to suggest several ways to screen and block incoming calls.

If the calls are indecent, threatening or obscene use our online form.  Please have the following information available, if possible.

  • How many calls you have recieved
  • If a number was displayed
  • What the caller was doing

Nuisance Noise

If the nuisance noise is from a single one-off event, please contact your local council’s Noise Team, who should be able to investigate and advise you on the next steps.

If the nuisance noise is causing an ongoing disruption, use our online form. 

Please have these details to hand:

  • the cause of the noise
  • where it was coming from
  • how long it went on for

Nuisance Street Drinking

Use our online form.  Please have the following information available, if possible.

  • Where it happened
  • Details or a description of the people involved
  • If they appeared drunk
  • If they were being rowdy or causing a nuisance
  • How the fireworks were being misused, such as being thrown in the street or at people or property

Prostitution Related Activity

Use our online form.  Please have the following information available, if possible.

  • Type of activity, such as posting sex cards or loitering
  • Where this happened
  • If this happens often

Rowdy or Inconsiderate Activity

Use our online form.  Please have the following information available, if possible.

  • Where it happened
  • How many people were involved
  • What they were doing

Trespassing

Trespassing considered to be antisocial behaviour covers those situations where people have entered land, including water, or premises without lawful authority or permission. This includes taking unauthorised short cuts through a garden or building. It also includes people trespassing on railways and other private or industrial land.

In this case, use our online form.  Please have the following information available, if possible.

  • Details or a description of the people involved
  • Whether they were trespassing in a building or on land
  • Details of any equipment they had with them

Vehicles Causing Disruption or Annoyance

Use our online form.  Please have the following information available, if possible.

  • Where this has happened
  • What happened
  • The vehicle's details, including vehicle registration mark (VRM)

Unlicensed Dealing of Vehicles

Please contact your local council who will be able to investigate and advise you on the next steps

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