Antisocial behaviour (ASB) is any conduct that has caused or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to any person. It comes in many forms of behaviour that provoke a range of responses, from mild annoyance to overwhelming fear and insecurity. Incidents may be isolated or within a pattern of behaviour, and ASB can have a devastating effect on the lives of people and their communities.
Depending on the nature of the behaviour, it can be dealt with by the police or the antisocial behaviour team at your local council.
In an emergency, call 999.
ASB dealt with by police:
The following issues should be reported to police: by calling 101, or 999 in an emergency:
- ASB which occurs as part of a criminal offence, for example Threats to Kill or assault
- Deliberately intimidating and rowdy behaviour by groups or individuals in public spaces and anti-social street drinking
- ASB involving the use of vehicles
- Graffiti and vandalism to property
- Hate crime - If a person is abused, verbally or physically, because of their ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender, disability or just because they are different then this is a crime or hate incident
- Harassment - Repeated attempts to make unwanted contact with a person and those associated with them, which causes a person distress or fear
You can report these cases of ASB in your area by calling 101 or 999 in an emergency.
ASB dealt with by your local council
The following issues should be dealt with by your local council:
- Neighbour or housing related ASB reported to councils in their capacity as social landlords
- Environmental noise nuisance
- Public space vandalism
- Littering/fly-tipping – the illegal dumping of waste
You can report these cases of ASB in your area via the following links:
North Lincolnshire Council
North East Lincolnshire Council
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Hull City Council
To report noise complaints to your local council you can use the following links: