What is antisocial behaviour?


Antisocial behaviour is defined as behaviour that causes or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more people from another household.

This includes your neighbours or any visitors to your property or neighbourhood.

Report antisocial behaviour

Antisocial behaviour includes

  • Playing loud music
  • Hate crime (crime or harassment being motivated by prejudice or hate)
  • Fly tipping and dumping of rubbish
  • Drug dealing
  • Vandalism and graffiti
  • Domestic violence

It does not include normal day to day living such as

  • Sounds of children playing in daytime hours
  • Babies crying
  • One off parties
  • Occasional DIY noise during the day
  • Noise from household appliances such as washing machines in daytime hours
  • Cooking odours

These are not complete lists, they give you some examples.