Anti–social behaviour is ‘behaviour causing harassment, alarm or distress’ to members of the public. It is a broad term describing day-to-day incidents of crime, nuisance and disorder that impact negatively on the quality of life of our communities. It covers a wide range of behaviours and can include:
- shouting, swearing and fighting
- verbal abuse
- harassment and intimidation
- anti-social drinking and substance misuse
- animal nuisance
- inappropriate use of vehicles
- vandalism and criminal damage
Disputes with neighbours can start over low level matters that may not be considered anti-social in and of themselves. If the problems escalate, they can become anti-social behaviour.
Anti-social behaviour is not the responsibility of any individual agency. We work with our partners, including West Midlands Police and social landlords, to tackle anti-social behaviour across the borough.
You can report anti-social behaviour.