Community Safety Services

Anti-Social Behaviour

Anti-social Behaviour (ASB) is defined as: 'Behaviour by a person which causes or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons not of the same household as the person.'  (Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 and Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011).

Types of anti-social behaviour

  • Flytipping.
  • Graffiti.
  • Abandoned cars.
  • Verbal or racial abuse.
  • Drug dealing or misuse.
  • Vandalism.
  • Act in a manner that causes harassment, distress or alarm to others.
  • Act in an intimidating manner as part of a large group.

The Community Safety Partners work together on the Island to reduce anti-social behaviour through a Joint Action group.

How to report anti-social behaviour

  1. Contact the Police 101.
  2. Contact the Council by using the online send a message to this service form.
  3. In an emergency call 999.

How to report Hate Crime

  1. Call Police 101.
  2. Visit the True Vision website.
  3. Attend a Third party reporting centre at IOW Citizen's Advice Bureau .
  4. Visit a Third party reporting centre, view or download information on local centres (PDF, 402KB, 1 Page).

Tools and further information

  • Victims and witnesses of persistent ASB are encouraged to keep a diary detailing as much information as possible, a sample diary can be downloaded (PDF, 25KB, 3 pages).
  • The ASB Crime and Policing Act 2014 introduced new powers and tools to deal with ASB,  see more information (PDF, 92KB, 3 pages).
  • Who to call to report ASB poster (updated 2018)  can be viewed or downloaded (PDF, 959KB, 1 Page).

Please see below for the latest newsletter from the neighbourhood watch network;

 Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter July 2019