What you can do
You can help the police and other agencies to tackle problems in your neighbourhood by reporting anti-social behaviour when you see it. By coming forward to report anti-social behaviour you may prevent the same problem happening again and you will help make your community a safer place.
By playing an active role in your community you can really help make a difference and create a place where anti-social behaviour is tackled and not tolerated.
You could join Neighbourhood Watch, a tenants' or residents' association, become a Special Constable, or a volunteer for Victim Support.
You can report anti-social behaviour online at www.fixmystreet.com
Where you can get help
Your local authority, the police and social landlords all have strong and effective powers to deal with anti-social behaviour problems. If anti-social behaviour is affecting you or your family, you can expect your council and the police to treat the problem seriously, take action and then report back to you what they have done.
- If you are concerned about anti-social behaviour in your area, the first step is to talk to someone, whether it be friends, family or official agencies.
- Contact your local Neighbourhood Policing team. They will help and are a good source of information.
- The local council has a dedicated department that deals with anti-social behaviour.
- It may be that in your area Neighbourhood Watch, community groups or other voluntary organisations are also there to help and advise you.
Your local teams can be found quickly by visiting www.direct.gov.uk/localcrime and typing in your postcode, or for non-emergencies, the police can be contacted on 0116 2222 222 and your local council via 0303 444 0000.
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/