Dealing with anti-social behaviour

Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) is generally defined as behaviour that causes or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to another individual.

Leicestershire County Council is committed to doing all it can to help prevent the problems caused by anti-social behaviour.

If you feel you are the victim of ASB there are several courses of action you are able to take. 

Firstly, speak to the person who is causing you a nuisance. Could the issue be resolved with a simple conversation? Stay calm and be tolerant of their point of view. 

If this doesn’t work, keep a simple diary of instances where they have caused you a problem. This will be helpful for any future investigations. 

If the issue is ongoing report it. 

Reporting anti-social behaviour (ASB)

Incidents can be reported to Leicestershire Police, your local district council or your housing provider.

If the incident is a non-emergency you can contact Leicestershire Police by calling 101 or by completing their online reporting form. In an emergency always call 999. 

Further information on how to report a hate incident can be found on our dedicated hate crime web page.

To report a crime anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Local anti-social behaviour (ASB) information and reporting web pages:

Blaby District Council ASB

Charnwood Borough Council ASB

Harborough District Council ASB

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council ASB

Melton Borough Council ASB

North West Leicestershire District Council ASB

Oadby & Wigston ASB

Leicester City Council ASB

Get a review of an ASB or hate incident case

A review is formally known as a Community Trigger. This process gives victims and communities the right to request a review of an ongoing ASB or hate incident that you believe has not been adequately dealt with. 

A request to activate a Community Trigger can be made if, within the last six months:

  • You (as an individual) have reported to the Council, Police or a Registered Housing Provider (social landlord) three separate incidents of anti-social behaviour within your area, or
  • You have been a victim of a hate incident,


  • You believe that no effective action has been taken.

It should also be noted that for a Community Trigger request to be considered, you must have reported each incident within one calendar month of it having occurred.

To raise a Community Trigger, please contact your local council’s Community Safety Team using the details listed above, or visit their offices in person to request a report form.