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Anti-Social Behaviour

What is anti-social behaviour?

The definition of anti-social behaviour under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 is that it is 'behaviour likely to cause alarm, harassment or distress to members of the public not of the same household as the perpetrator'.

Report anti-social behaviour

Can I make a confidential report to protect my identity?

Yes, just let us know when you contact us. We may involve other Dover District Council departments in the investigation of your complaint.

What is the Council doing about anti-social behaviour?

  • Reducing anti-social behaviour is one of our top priorities
  • A joint Community Safety Unit has been set up to improve and extend our existing response to anti-social behaviour
  • We have set up new, closer working arrangements with Kent Police and Kent County Council wardens to address anti-social behaviour
  • The Housing Services section has prepared an Anti Social Behaviour Policy as a result of a requirement of the Anti Social Behaviour Act 2003 that requires all Social Landlords to publish their policies on Anti Social Behaviour. This policy forms a strand of Dover District Council's overarching policy to deal effectively with Anti Social Behaviour.

Community Trigger

The Community Trigger can be used if you have reported at least three incidents of anti-social behaviour to a relevant organisation within the previous six months.

More information

Useful numbers


Tel: 01304 872220

Email: csu@dover.gov.uk