Report anti-social behaviour

Anti-social behaviour (ASB) is behaviour that causes or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more people.

If you or your think anyone is in immediate danger, please call 999.

Anti-social behaviour (ASB) report form

Examples of ASB include:

  • noise nuisance

  • verbal abuse, intimidation, harassment

  • violence, threats of violence or domestic violence

  • illegal activities e.g. drug dealing

  • hate speech or behaviour aimed at a person's disability, ethnicity, religious beliefs or sexual orientation

  • littering, dumping rubbish, graffiti

SHP is committed to creating safe and secure neighbourhoods. We will work with our residents and partners to prevent and deal with ASB. We will take legal action to stop ASB where we need to and protect victims, residents and witnesses. Please refer to our Anti-Social Behaviour Policy (PDF 116KB).

Report it

You can report ASB using the online form at the top of this page or by calling, emailing, visiting or writing to SHP.

If you or your think anyone is in immediate danger, please call 999.

You will need to tell us:

  • who was involved in the ASB

  • what the ASB was

  • when it happened

  • how often it happened or is happening

You can use The Noise App to instantly record noise nuisance on your phone - creating an accurate record of the problem and how it affects you.

All reports of anti-social behaviour are treated confidentially. If we need to pass on information to the police, we will ask your permission first.


Once you have reported it, we will decide if we need to investigate. We will let you know whether we plan to investigate.

If we do not investigate, we will tell you why and may refer you to another organisation.

If we do investigate, we may:

  • contact you for more information

  • contact any witnesses

  • speak to the person(s) you have complained about

  • provide you with diary sheets to record further incidents

  • work with partners e.g. the police, to resolve the investigation

Take action

Once we have investigated and gathered sufficient evidence, we will take the appropriate action to resolve the issues reported to us. Action could include:

  • criminal prosecution

  • eviction

  • mediation

  • working with support agencies to find a solution

  • providing additional security (to support victims of domestic violence or hate crime)

We will support and protect witnesses throughout any investigation.