What is Anti-social Behaviour?
Anti-social behaviour is the general term used to describe behaviour that is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to others.
The types of incidents that Onward consider as anti-social behaviour include (but not limited to):
- Domestic Abuse
- Hate Crime
- Violence and aggression
- Harassment / intimidation
- Anti-Social noise issues
Onward does not consider the below to be anti-social behaviour:
- General family “lifestyle” noises, such as a washing machine
- Using a vacuum cleaner
- Mowing the lawn / cluttered or untidy gardens
- Children playing / crying
- Cooking smells and odours
- Noise from a tv or music played at a moderate level
- Vehicle parking complaints and graffiti
What should I do if I’m experiencing anti-social behaviour?
If you need to report an emergency, for example an incident that is serious or life-threatening then you should call 999 and ask to speak with the relevant emergency service.
If you need to report a crime or an incident involving criminal behaviour then you should report this to the police on 101.
You can also report crime and anti-social behaviour anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
If you require advice and your enquiry is non urgent then please contact us in confidence.