Anti-social behaviour can be broadly described as behaviour that is capable of causing nuisance, annoyance, alarm or distress to an individual or the wider community. This can include things like:

  • Domestic violence and abuse (click here to go to the stop abuse section of our website)
  • Physical violence
  • Hate crime, for example targeting someone because of their sex, race, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief (click here to find out what hate crime is and how to report it)
  • Harassment, verbal abuse or other threatening behaviour. This includes threats to YHN staff
  • Drug and alcohol abuse causing anti-social behaviour
  • Using illegal drugs
  • Playing music loudly or making too much noise
  • Not keeping pets under control. This includes dog fouling
  • Fly tipping, dumping rubbish or setting fires
  • Damaging or vandalising property
  • Untidy gardens
  • Illegal or immoral use of a property
  • Graffiti
  • Neighbour nuisance
It is also important to remember that some things that cause you nuisance or annoyance may not be classified as anti-social behaviour and we will not be able to take any action in relation to them.