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, on matters which might have environmental impact including noise contact in North Devon call 01271 327711or contact your social housing provider or landlord. For further information look here ( You can also report incidents online. If you are in immediate danger, please dial 999.

North Devon and Torridge Community Safety Partnership

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 North Devon and Torridge Community Safety Partnership.

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 North Devon and Torridge Community Safety Partnership to review how it has responded to reports of anti-social behaviour.