If antisocial behaviour (ASB) is affecting your quality of life, or making you fear for your safety or the safety of others, there are people who can help. You can contact the police, your local council Community Safety Department or, if relevant, your housing provider.
These partner agencies have a role to play in reducing anti-social behaviour, supporting the most vulnerable and dealing with the people responsible.
Antisocial behaviour is an incident that falls short of a crime, where the behaviour of an individual or group causes or is likely to cause:
harassment, alarm or distress to any person, not of the same household
another party to feel personally threatened
a public nuisance or detrimental impact upon the environment
a detrimental effect upon the quality of life of an individual or the community as a whole
It is important to keep records of the behaviour and when it is happening. Don't be afraid to tell one of the partner agencies about it and to ask for support when you need it. To help you and others: