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Anti-social behaviour

Anti-social behaviour means different things to different people.

Some neighbourhood problems can result from differences in the way people live their lives, and aren’t necessarily anti-social behaviour - like using a washing machine early in the morning or children playing in the flat above.

In fact, your neighbours may not realise that what they’re doing is disturbing you so it might be worth approaching them. But don’t pursue it if it ends up in an argument.

 Anti-social behaviour does include things like:

  • Rowdy behaviour, such as shouting, swearing or fighting
  • Intimidation or abuse
  • Excessive noise
  • Graffiti
  • Dumping litter or fly tipping
  • Drug or alcohol abuse, including buying and selling drugs
  • Racial abuse and other hate crimes

What to expect from us

You can report anti-social behaviour to us using the QC app, completing an online form on this website or by calling us on 0808 143 2002.

When you report anti-social behaviour, we’ll:

  • Listen carefully to your problem and clearly explain what will happen next
  • Treat all information confidentially
  • Keep you up-to-date on our investigation
  • Work with other organisations, such as Police Scotland and Glasgow City Council, to support you and resolve the problem

Police Scotland can take action on any antisocial behaviour which is a criminal offence.

So while it’s important to let us know if you’re having anti-social behaviour issues, if you’re the victim of a crime or if you’re in immediate danger, contact the police as soon as possible.

Call: 999 to report serious incidents

101 to report non-emergencies

 Glasgow City Council Out of Hours Noise Control

You can report noise complaints between 5pm and 3am directly to Out of Hours Noise Control using their helpline.

Call: 0141 287 6688



Citizens Advice Scotland provides free, impartial advice on community issues, including antisocial behaviour.

Call: 0808 800 9060