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Types of anti-social behaviour Back

Different types of Anti-social behaviour require different actions. Please find here a list of the most common types of anti-social behaviour reported to the Trust.

Arson

Meaning the criminal act of intentionally, deliberately and, or, maliciously setting fire to buildings, vehicles or property with the intent to cause damage.

Is there a fire burning now?

Yes; please call the Fire Service on 999 immediately

Is anyone in danger?

Yes; please call the Emergency Services, if needed

Is the fire on Trust land or property?

Yes; inform us with the details below and we will look at the damage/issue

No; inform the Police and Fire Service on 101 Police non-emergency, 01606 868700 Fire Service non-emergency, or 999 in cases of emergency  

Assault

An assault is carried out by an intentional act of bodily harm, causing physical or harmful contact.

All instances of assault should be reported to the Police, as it is a criminal offence.

Are you in immediate danger?

Yes; please inform the Police on 999 for an emergency or No; please inform the Police on 101 for non-emergency.

Hate crime

Hate incidents and hate crime are acts of violence or hostility directed at people because of who they are or who someone thinks they are.

All instances of hate crime should be reported to the Police, as it is a criminal offence.

Are you in immediate danger?

Yes; please inform the Police on 999 for an emergency or No; please inform the Police on 101 for non-emergency.

Is there graffiti indicating a hate crime?

Yes - Please detail this by completing our report anti-social behaviour form, to ensure we act promptly to remove this.

Hoarding

Is a behaviour where people accumulate food or other items. They may not be fully aware of their actions.

Is anyone in danger?

Yes; please inform the Police on 999 for an emergency or No; please inform the Police on 101 for non-emergency.

Does the behaviour being reported place a child or vulnerable adult at risk?

Yes; Contact your local authority to report this using the links below

Neighbour disputes

A disagreement between neighbours, where a criminal act may or may not have been carried out.

Have you spoken to your neighbour about the disturbance and explained how it is affecting you?

One of the most effective ways of resolving these types of issues is to speak to your neighbour about it to help them understand how it is affecting you.

See our ‘What is anti-social behaviour’ page for more information.

However, some behaviours are not defined as anti-social behaviour. For example not getting on with your neighbour, a dislike of each other or a lifestyle clash.

You may find it helpful to use our example of a friendly note to neighbour

Noise

A sound, especially one that is loud or unpleasant or that causes disturbance.

Have you spoken to your neighbour about the noise and explained how it is affecting you?

Yes, and I have considered the above regarding neighbour disputes; please consider contacting your local authority, using one of the links below. However, there are some general lifestyle noises that we will be unlikely to help with, such as:

  • Footfalls (especially between flats)
  • Lights being switched on and off
  • General talking coming from both the house or the garden frequently and for prolonged periods)
  • Slamming of doors or cupboards
  • Babies crying
  • Vacuuming, door shutting, TVs etc.
  • Mowing the lawn
  • Flushing of toilets
  • Children playing
  • Shouting (unless violent)

With noise nuisance it is important to remember that everyday tasks done at reasonable times of the day, such as, vacuuming, doors shutting, TVs, mowing the lawn etc. should be tolerated.

Property damage

Wilful damage and destruction caused to property, or personal property, that may or may not be owned by the individual causing the damage.

Is anyone in danger?

Yes; please inform the Police on 999 for an emergency or No; please inform the Police on 101 for non-emergency.

Substance misuse

Harmful or hazardous use of substances, that may or may not include alcohol and illicit drugs.

All instances of substance misuse and/or the dealing of should be reported to the Police, as it is a criminal offence.

Is anyone in danger?

Yes; please inform the Police on 999 for an emergency or No; please inform the Police on 101 for non-emergency.

Threatening behaviour

Intimidation or intentional behaviour that causes another person to fear injury or harm.

Threatening behaviour, whether verbal or physical, which intentionally puts another person in fear of injury or loss, can be worrying and it is a crime, which should be reported to the Police.

Are you in immediate danger?

Yes; please inform the Police on 999 for an emergency or No; please inform the Police on 101 for non-emergency.

Vandalism

Action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property.

Is anyone in danger?

Yes; please inform the Police on 999 for an emergency or No; please inform the Police on 101 for non-emergency.

Is the vandalism related to a hate crime?

Yes – Please ensure that you select ‘Hate Crime’ when completing our report anti-social behaviour form to ensure we act promptly and you report this to the Police

Other things to consider

  • You may benefit from keeping a diary of incidents, including dates, times & a description of what occurred/what was said.
  • Does the behaviour being reported place a child or vulnerable adult at risk?

If Yes - contact your local authority to report this using the links below

Further information can be found within the following webpages:

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