If you feel that you’re the victim of anti-social behaviour, you should consider the following steps.
- Start to keep a log, or diary, of incidents. This information will be crucial if you decide to make a formal report.
- If appropriate, speak to whoever is causing the anti-social behaviour and ask them politely if they can stop.
- Get involved in your local community. Initiatives like neighbourhood watch really make a difference to how safe a community feels.
- Join your local residents’ association to share concerns and coordinate action.
- Be realistic in your expectations. People of different ages and different lifestyles might find that at times they are disturbed by other people in the community. Sometimes this is the result of reasonable living noise and will not be considered anti-social behaviour
- Apply for a community trigger if you feel the incidents you've reported have not been dealt with.