antisocial behaviour

Antisocial behaviour can take many forms and can destroy lives and communities if it isn’t tackled.

We challenge this behaviour on our estates, working in partnership with a range of other organisations.

Antisocial behaviour could be anything from:

  • Noise nuisance
  • Intimidating actions from groups of people
  • Car repairs and abandoned vehicles
  • Drug and alcohol related incidents
  • Rubbish dumping
  • Graffiti and vandalism
  • Disturbances caused by pets and other animals.

Harassment is different and could range from:

  • Abusive or insulting written or verbal behaviour
  • Violence and threats of violence
  • Vandalism to property, or attempted arson
  • Repeated and unfounded complaints against a person or group
  • Activities intended to deter a person from occupying a particular property
  • Abusive telephone calls or uninvited visits to someone’s home
  • Placing excrement, rubbish or offensive materials near or in the victim’s home.

If you need to report an instance of antisocial behaviour it’s important that you provide us with as much information as possible so we can prove that there has been a breach of tenancy agreement or a general disturbance to the community.

Each case is treated on its merits and enforcement action may not always be appropriate.

Want to know more?

It is understandable that people may feel worried about reporting antisocial behaviour, however it’s really simple to do and the information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Just select the ‘report antisocial behaviour’ option in our contact forms below.

If you require immediate assistance please telephone Durham Constabulary on 101.

Report antisocial behaviour