Anti-social behaviour (ASB)
How to report anti-social behaviour
If you are suffering from intimidation, harassment, drug related
activity, assault, or criminal damage contact Kent Police
If the matter is an emergency call 999.
What is anti-social behaviour
Anti-social behaviour are activities which causes
harassment, alarm or distress to an individual (not of the same
household as the perpetrator) or a whole community. These could
range from graffiti and fly-tipping, to threatening behaviour, loud
music, and nuisance neighbours.
What can I do about it
If you are experiencing anti-social behaviour there are some
things you can do to help resolve the situation.
- Keep a record of all activities of anti-social behaviour,
including times, dates and details of the activity. This can be
sent to any organisation you report the problem to.
- Speak to the person(s) responsible for the nuisance if you feel
confident to do so. This is best done when you are calm.
- Report the matter to either the police or your local council,
see below for further information.
Other ways to report anti-social behaviour
If you are experiencing any form of anti-social behaviour and it
is affecting your quality of life, or causing you to fear for your
safety, we recommend that you contact the relevant authorities.
Find out more about reporting racist and/or homophobic incidents
in our section about hate crime.
You should contact your district councils (using the links in
the blue panel on the right) about: graffiti and vandalism, fly
tipping, litter and rubbish, nuisance neighbours, rowdy behaviour,
street drinking, and dog fouling.
Further information / advice
Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary - Anti-Social Behaviour
Report (September 2010)