It’s not easy to pinpoint exactly what antisocial behaviour (ASB) is and is not. Generally, it’s any conduct that has caused or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.
If you experience antisocial behaviour, try to talk about it with the person causing offence. They might not realise they have upset you – everybody has their own opinion of what is acceptable.
If talking to the person who has offended you does not help, you should report it.
- Report antisocial behaviour
- Report racial harassment
- Report noise nuisance such as loud indoor parties, buskers and misfiring alarms.
- Report environmental issues such as needles, graffiti, flytipping, abandoned bicycles (including locked ones), abandoned shopping trolleys, abandoned vehicles, illegal advertising, and littering.
There is a clear link between this kind of low-level bad behaviour and crime. Antisocial behaviour can degrade quality of life and change how people feel about where they live. This can damage communities and encourage conditions where crime becomes easier to commit.
You should report criminal behaviour to the police. This includes threats of violence, assaults, hate crimes, intimidation, property theft and property damage. Phone 999 in an emergency, otherwise report criminal behaviour online or phone 101.