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Antisocial behaviour

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What is antisocial behaviour?Antisocial behaviour is defined as ‘behaviour by a person which causes, or is likely to cause, harassment, alarm or distress to persons not of the same household as the person’ (Antisocial Behaviour Act 2003)

Antisocial behaviour can fall into three main categories, depending on the numbers of people it affects:

  • personal antisocial behaviour – when a person targets a specific individual or group
  • nuisance antisocial behaviour – when a person causes trouble, annoyance or suffering to a community
  • environmental antisocial behaviour – when a person’s actions affect the wider environment, such as public spaces or buildings.

Antisocial behaviour can be very distressing, but the person involved may not realise how it is affecting you.  Only if it is safe to do so, you might consider talking to the person.  If the problem continues or worsens, or you are worried about confronting the person, contact Camden Council’s Community Safety Team to report the antisocial behaviour.

Contact Camden Council’s Community Safety Team

Telephone: 020 7974 2915 (9am to 5pm Mon- Fri)



If you are a Camden Council tenant or leaseholder and the antisocial behaviour is happening on council estate between 4pm and 4am, contact the Responsive Security Patrol

Telephone: 020 7974 4444 (every day) 



Reporting antisocial behaviourAll crime should first be reported to the Police.

As a rule, the more serious or urgent a matter is, the more likely it is to be a job for the police. The police will then contact other organisations if they need to.

The police can be contacted on 101, or if you have any information about criminal damage, graffiti or any other crime you can also contact Crimestoppers annoymously.  Alternatively, you can report antisocial behaviour on the Metropolitan Police website.




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