Antisocial behaviour

Antisocial behaviour is any aggressive, intimidating or destructive activity that damages or destroys another person's quality of life.


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Antisocial behaviour actionline: 0870 220 2000

This free national phone line is a service run for practitioners who are tackling ASB in the community, such as the police, local authorities and social landlords. The line is open from 9am – 5pm Monday – Friday.

You can also email, or see the actionline on Twitter!/ASBACTIONLINE

Reporting antisocial behaviour

If you are harassed or victimised, if antisocial behaviour is affecting your quality of life or making you fear for your safety or the safety of others, contact your local antisocial behaviour team, neighbourhood policing team or local police station directly and file a complaint. If the situation is an emergency (if someone's life or health is threatened) call 999.

All complaints are treated as confidential under the Data Protection Act, so you don't have to worry about your identity being revealed.

Find out more about how to report antisocial behaviour on the Directgov website.

Archived content

If you are looking for information held on the antisocial behaviour section of the website prior to 7 May 2010, you can now find it on the archived version of the Home Office website kept by The National Archives.

There, you can also see the archived version of the Home Office's website 'Tackling antisocial behaviour and its causes'.

Antisocial behaviour - new proposals

In this video, crime prevention minister James Brokenshire explains the government's new plans to tackle antisocial behaviour, including 'community triggers' that would compel local agencies to investigate antisocial behaviour if it has been repeatedly complained about.

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