For some people, anti-social behaviour (ASB) is about graffiti, litter or abandoned cars. Other people may experience more personal ASB such as nuisance or noisy neighbours, rowdy gangs in the street, verbal abuse or being a victim of crime.
Anti-social behaviour is defined in law as "behaviour by a person which causes, or is likely to cause, harassment, alarm or distress to persons not of the same household as the person". However, in some cases, activities may be classed as ASB if they cause nuisance and annoyance only.
If your concern relates to a criminal matter please contact 101, or 999 in an emergency. If you wish to report a safeguarding concern please use the Safeguarding partnership Tell Us options or an issue for another service area please contact Dudley Council Plus on 0300 555 2345.
Each case we receive is dealt with on an individual basis and will consider many factors, including the nature and frequency of the incidents, characteristics of the complaint, and if the perpetrators are repeat offenders. All complaints will be investigated and dealt with in a timely manner.
The Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) Team continues to operate through the Corona Virus outbreak and is committed to preventing and responding to ASB and protecting victims of ASB in the Dudley borough. However, due to unprecedented demand on the service, and with the team having to adapt its ways of working, we may take longer to respond to enquiries and investigate reports of ASB than ordinarily expected.
If you are experiencing noise or other forms of nuisance behaviour from your neighbours, please speak with them about your concerns in the first instance if you are able to and it is safe to do so. This may help to resolve the situation. Please also remember to be mindful of your neighbours and yourselves.