Crime or antisocial behaviour?
Some nuisance behaviour is a crime, not antisocial behaviour. Crimes should be reported to the police.
Only the police are able to deal with issues such as:
- criminal damage, including vandalism
- drug use, cultivation or drug dealing
- hate crime
- prostitution or kerb crawling
Call 999 if you or someone else is in immediate danger, or if a crime is in progress.
If it is not an emergency, call 101 to report the incident to the police or contact Crimestoppers to give information about crime anonymously.
A hate crime is a crime committed against someone because of their disability, gender-identity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. You can report a hate crime to the police online or call them on 101.