Types of Anti-Social Behaviour

Anti-Social behaviour - What can I report?

There are many issues that are classed as anti-social behaviour, so we have compiled a list to help you if you are thinking of making a report. 

We have broken the list of anti-social acts down into the four following separate sections:

Misuse of public space

Drugs/Substance Abuse:

  • taking drugs
  • sniffing volatile substances
  • discarding needles/drug paraphernalia
  • crack houses
  • presence of dealers of users

Street Drinking



  • soliciting
  • cards in phone boxes

Kerb Crawling:

  • loitering
  • pestering residents

Sexual Acts:

  • inappropriate sexual conduct
  • indecent exposure


Abandoned Vehicles

Vehicle-related problems:

  • inconvenient/illegal parking
  • car repairs on the street/in gardens
  • setting vehicles alight
  • joyriding
  • racing cars
  • off road motorcycling
  • skateboarding in pedestrian areas

Disregard for Community/Personal Well-Being


  • noisy neighbours
  • noisy cars/motorbikes
  • loud music
  • alarms (persistent ringing/malfunction)
  • noise from pubs/clubs
  • noise from business/industry

Rowdy Behaviour:

  • shouting and swearing
  • fighting
  • drunken behaviour
  • hooliganism/loutish behaviour

Nuisance Behaviour:

  • urinating in public
  • setting fires (not directed at specific persons or property)
  • inappropriate use of fireworks
  • throwing missiles
  • climbing on buildings
  • impeding access to communal areas
  • games in restricted/inappropriate areas
  • misuse of air guns
  • letting down tyres

Hoax Calls:

  • false calls to emergency services

Animal Related Problems:

  • uncontrolled animals


Acts Directed at People 


  • groups of individuals making threats
  • verbal abuse
  • bullying
  • following people
  • pestering people
  • voyeurism
  • sending nasty/offensive letters
  • obscene/nuisance phone calls
  • menacing gestures


Can be on the grounds of:
race, sexual orientation, gender, religion, disability, age

Environmental Damage 

Criminal Damage/Vandalism:

  • graffiti
  • damage to bus shelters
  • damage to phone kiosks
  • damage to street furniture
  • damage to buildings
  • damage to trees/plants/hedges


  • dropping litter
  • dumping rubbish
  • fly-tipping
  • fly-posting




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