Anti-social behaviour is any behaviour that causes harassment, alarm or distress to a member or members of the public. While County Durham and Darlington are safe places to live with low levels of serious crime, anti-social behaviour continues to disrupt the lives of far too many residents.
There are many different types of anti-social behaviour, some are dealt with by police, some dealt with by your local council, and some dealt with by other agencies.
You may feel like you have nowhere to turn for help. You may have reported the incident/s, but no-one seems to be doing anything and no-one is listening, but the anti-social behaviour is continuing.
Responding to and tackling antisocial behaviour incidents are a top priority for partners and police across County Durham and Darlington. We have strong procedures which allow the police, councils, housing providers, health providers, other organisations, and communities to work in partnership with each other to tackle anti-social behaviour incidents.
If you want to report a crime completely anonymously, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They will then pass the information to the local police.
However, with anti-social behaviour, it is better to report it to the local agencies yourself wherever possible. This means you can have a direct contact with someone in the police, local authority or housing association. Try and get a name. Then you can contact them directly to find out what they are doing about the problem. You can also give evidence which can be very important to getting results.
'Act Now!' - our interactive tool that seeks to guide you through a series of questions to show you who you should contact to report the anti-social behaviour you are experiencing. Click the button below: