Report antisocial behaviour

​Antisocial behaviour is 'acting in a manner that causes or is likely to cause fear, alarm or distress to one or more persons, not of the same household as the person'.

Some examples of antisocial behaviour include:

  • Group intimidation
  • Harassment
  • Stone throwing
  • Threats and intimidation

Find out about our approach to antisocial behaviour, how we support witnesses and complainants and more in our Antisocial Behaviour Policy

What we don't consider to be antisocial behaviour

We do not consider the following to be antisocial behaviour:

Report antisocial behaviour to the police

If you see illegal antisocial behaviour, you can report it to the police. You can report things like:

  • Drug dealing
  • Criminal damage
  • Threats of violence
  • Actual violence

To report antisocial behaviour to the police:

Report antisocial behaviour to a social housing provider

If you're a social housing tenant or need to report an issue with a social housing tenant, the registered social landlord is responsible for addressing any antisocial behaviour issues.

Use the links below to find social housing providers in the borough of Rochdale and how to report antisocial behaviour to them:

Report antisocial behaviour to us

You can report several different types of antisocial behaviour to us.

There are different ways that we can use legislation to change behaviours that are affecting or interfering with your life.

However, it is often a balancing act between your rights and the rights of the person or people you report to us. We'll use legislation and case law to guide a balanced, unbiased approach between all parties.

Use the following links to get more information and find out how to make a report:

How we prioritise reports

We use the following guidelines to prioritise reports.

  • Level 1 - High - reports of serious antisocial behaviour involving violent acts, threats of violence or hate crime. We aim to contact you within 1 working day.
  • Level 2 - Medium - reports about antisocial behaviour causing disruption, damage to property or possessions. We aim to contact you within 2 working days.
  • Level 3 - Standard - these reports typically involve giving general advice on antisocial behaviour issues such as environmental crimes and nuisance. We aim to contact you within 5 working days.

If you're unhappy with our response

You can request an antisocial behaviour case review if you're not happy with our response.

There are certain criteria that you need to meet before you can request a review.