Tackling antisocial behaviour and crime

The Community Safety Team is a joint Council and police team working to keep residents, visitors and businesses in the borough safe.

Safer neighbourhood teams are police teams working in the borough’s wards. You can find details of your local team and how to contact them on the Metropolitan Police website.

You can report a number of minor and non-urgent crime and antisocial behaviour online, including abandoned cars, graffiti and fly posting and noise and nuisance.

Rough sleeping

Rough sleeping can be harmful for those living on the streets and have a negative impact on their neighbourhoods. The Council’s Street Outreach Team works in partnership with the local police, voluntary organisations and housing providers to address this problem. Our Housing advice pages have more information about rough sleeping and what to do if you are concerned.

Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse includes any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional) between adults who are or have been intimate partners or family members. The Council’s People First website has information for people who are suffering domestic violence. We also have specific advice on housing options.

Other useful links

Chartered Institute of Housing
The Institute’s website includes information on antisocial behaviour and training around this issue.

Previously known as the Social landlords' crime and nuisance group, REACT is a not-for-profit organisation that helps those involved in social housing to deal positively with antisocial behaviour.

The Home Office 
Information and a number of publications on crime, including antisocial behaviour, knife crime and human trafficking.

Victim Support
National charity giving free and confidential help to victims of crime, witnesses, their family, friends and anyone else affected.