Anti-social behaviour

Anti-social behaviour (ASB) is a broad term used to describe the day-to-day incidents of crime, nuisance and disorder that can make people’s lives a misery – from litter and vandalism, to public drunkenness and abusive neighbours. 

Things we can help to address include:

  • Neighbour or neighbourhood disputes - find out more.
  • Anti-social behaviour related to begging or homelessness.
  • Anti-social behaviour related to young people and adults.
  • A dispute over parking (where no parking offence has been committed).

Lots of people often wrongly mistake some behaviours as anti-social behaviour, when they are not. Examples of things that are not considered anti-social behaviour include children playing ball games and parking disputes - find out more.

If you have a complaint about issues like noise, bonfires or smoke, please find out more in our environmental health section.

We have put together a quick checker to help you find out whether your enquiry/complaint should be handled as an anti-social behaviour case, or whether another agency can help you.

If your enquiry/complaint is considered anti-social behaviour related, you will then be able to report your issue. If your enquiry is better handled by another agency/in another way, the checker will provide you with the right advice and guidance.

Report anti-social behaviour