Anti-social behaviour is a term used to describe the day-to-day incidents of crime, nuisance and disorder that can make some people's lives a misery. This includes:

  • littering
  • vandalism
  • public drunkenness
  • aggressive dogs
  • noisy or abusive neighbours
  • rowdy behaviour
  • Intimidating, offensive and threatening behaviour
  • hoax calls

If you witness or are a victim of anti-social behaviour, please phone 101, the police non-emergency number, or contact your social housing provider. You can also report incidents online. If you are in immediate danger, please dial 999.

Safer North Devon

Such a wide range of anti-social behaviour means that responsibility for dealing with cases is shared between a number of agencies. These agencies make up a community safety partnership called Safer North Devon.

Community Trigger

If you would like to escalate an unresolved ASB matter, you can use what is called the Community Trigger. This is a process that allows you to ask Safer North Devon to review how it has responded to reports of anti-social behaviour.

The trigger is designed to ensure we work together to try and resolve any complaints and is a means of reviewing how agencies have responded to your complaints.

Where the trigger threshold is met (three reports of anti-social behaviour in a six-month period), the partnership will consider how the complaints have been dealt with and whether agencies have followed their own processes for dealing with your complaints.

If you would like to call a Community Trigger, please phone the 101 police phone number in the first instance. This will then be passed on to Safer North Devon.