What is Anti–Social Behaviour?
Anti-social behaviour is a wide range of unacceptable activity and includes things like vandalism, graffiti and fly-posting, nuisance neighbours and intimidating groups taking over public spaces. Anti-social behaviour can ruin lives and create an environment where more serious crime can take hold.
Other examples include:
- People dealing and buying drugs on the street.
- People dumping rubbish and abandoned cars.
- Begging and anti-social drinking.
- The misuse of fireworks.
- Reckless driving of mini-motorbikes.
If you want some simple advice on what can be done to deal with specific problems you can visit http://localcrime.direct.gov.uk/helper
How to Report Anti-Social Behaviour
If you want to report anti-social behaviour or a crime that is not an emergency, you should call Leicestershire Constabulary or your council anti-social behaviour team.
(Go to www.direct.gov.uk/localcrime and enter your post code or see the telephone numbers)
Remember, in an emergency, you should always call 999.
An emergency is:
- when a crime is happening;
- when someone suspected of a crime is nearby; or
- when someone is injured, being threatened, or in danger.
Alternatively, if you want to remain anonymous, you can pass on information about crimes to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, either on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.