Anti-social behaviour

What is anti-social behaviour?

Anti-social behaviour is any aggressive, intimidating or destructive activity that damages or destroys another person's quality of life.

Anti-social behaviour can make an area frightening and unpleasant to live, work and relax in. This is not right, which is why the police, councils, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and other public and voluntary organisations use their powers to get to the root of the problem and take action to stop it.

There are many different types of anti-social behaviour and in some cases, other local authorities are responsible for dealing with anti-social behaviour issues. Please have a look at these lists to see which organisation would deal with your issue.

Police responsibility

  • begging
  • dealing or taking or drugs and drinking alcohol in the street
  • gangs and youths drinking in parks
  • harassment or intimidation
  • hoax calls to emergency services
  • misuse of fireworks
  • prostitution and indecent behaviour
  • vandalism

Council responsibility

  • abandoned vehicles
  • drinking alcohol on the street within designated PSPO areas
  • dog fouling
  • fly posting or graffiti
  • littering, fly tipping or waste on land
  • lost or stray dogs or dead animals
  • noise nuisance
  • syringes or needles

Report anti-social behaviour

If you witness or experience anti-social behaviour, report it!

You can report dog fouling, fly tipping, noise nuisance and litter on 01274 434366.

You can report graffiti, abandoned vehicles and illegal parking on 01274 431000.

You can also report online using the links below.


For all anti-social behaviour affecting Incommunities properties/tenants call Customer Services on 01274 257777.

Or their Anti-Social Behaviour hotline which is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on 01274 254404.

West Yorkshire Police

For rowdy, abusive and intimidating behaviour including:

  • Drug dealing
  • Vandalism
  • Drunken behaviour
  • Anti-social use of vehicles including motor and quad bikes

Report anti-social behaviour to West Yorkshire Police now

  • For non urgent issues and to pass on information, call West Yorkshire Police on 101
  • In an emergency (if a crime is in progress or you think the offenders are near by), call 999.
  • To give information anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Bradford Council 

Dog fouling

Report dog fouling

Fly tipping

Report fly tipping now

Noise nuisance

Report noise nuisance now


Report litter dropped in the street now

Report litter dropped from a vehicle now


Report graffiti now

Abandoned vehicles

Report an abandoned vehicle now

Illegal parking

Report illegal parking now

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