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Anti-Social Behaviour in the UK

Anti-Social Behaviour Overview

During 2021, England & Wales's police forces received 1,385,749 crime reports about anti-social behaviour. This is a decrease of 26% from 2020's figure of 1,752,174 reports of anti-social behaviour, giving an overall crime rate of 23 per 1,000 people in 2021 and a rate of 29 per 1,000 people for 2020.

The most dangeroues cities for anti-social behaviour are Westminster, Belfast City, and Tower Hamlets, with crime rates of 60, 59, and 56 per 1,000 residents respectively. The most dangerous region for anti-social behaviour is Fermanagh, which recorded a anti-social behaviour rate of 57 offences per 1,000 people in 2021. The second most dangerous area for anti-social behaviour is Armagh, with a crime rate of 48, followed by Lancashire in third, with a anti-social behaviour rate of 48 per 1,000 residents.

The safest area in England and Wales for anti-social behaviour is Milton Keynes, which had a crime rate of 3.8 in 2021. Next safest is Wolverhampton, followed by Birmingham in third place, with crime rates per 1,000 residents of 6 and 7 respectively.

The Most Dangerous Towns & Cities for Anti-Social Behaviour

PositionNameCrime Rate
1Westminster60.37
2Belfast City59.02
3Tower Hamlets56.44
4Middlesbrough50.86
5Nottingham49.23
6Newcastle upon Tyne41.75
7Hackney41.74
8Camden41.67
9Haringey41.62
10Islington41.40

The Safest Towns & Cities for Anti-Social Behaviour

PositionNameCrime Rate
1Milton Keynes3.82
2Wolverhampton6.21
3Birmingham6.77
4Coventry6.89
5Reading8.50
6Leicester11.91
7Norwich16.38
8Bradford18.48
9Peterborough19.27
10Portsmouth19.64

Anti-Social Behaviour Trends

Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
2018201920202021Trend
23.8822.0929.2423.13Safer

Most Dangerous Councils & Counties for Anti-Social Behaviour

PositionNameCrime Rate
1Fermanagh56.55
2Armagh48.25
3Lancashire48.18
4Antrim47.03
5Tyrone44.66
6Londonderry39.00
7Down34.76
8Worcestershire34.66
9North Yorkshire34.12
10London33.85

Last updated: 22 Mar 2021