What it is and how to report it
Call 999 if a crime is happening now or you're in immediate danger.
Anti-social behaviour (ASB) is unacceptable. It includes behaviour that causes harm to:
- the environment, like graffiti or fly-tipping
- the community, like noise pollution, drunken behaviour or drug taking
- an individual, like threatening language or aggressive behaviour
If you're experiencing anti-social behaviour, you could try and talk to the person causing the problem. They may not realise they're being anti-social. Only do this if you feel safe and comfortable.
In the first instance
If you're concerned about talking to the person and would like some support, you could contact Resolve West.
They're an independent charity, separate from local authority or the police, and have trained specialists who can help people to resolve issues related to anti-social behaviour through:
- restorative justice
Their services are confidential, impartial and free to council tenants.
To report street issues, like graffiti, fly-posting, rubbish or dog mess go to report a street issue.
Pollution and noise
To report pollution issues, like loud noise, light or smells go to pests, pollution, noise and food.
Contact the police to report other ASB, including:
- aggressive language or threatening behaviour
- physical attacks
- drunken behaviour
- drug taking or dealing
- call 999 if a crime is happening now or if someone is in immediate danger
- call 101 if it's not an emergency
- fill in an online crime form Go to https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/contact-us/report-a-crime-or-incident/ (opens new window) through Avon and Somerset police
- visit your local Avon and Somerset police station Go to https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/contact-us/police-stations/ (opens new window)
ASB involving a council tenant
If you're a council tenant or the person responsible for the ASB is a council tenant, you can also report it to the Estate Management Service.
What to do if the problem isn't resolved
You can start a community trigger if you've reported anti-social behaviour but don't feel enough action has been taken.