Anti-Social Behaviour Overview

During 2020, England & Wales's police forces received 1,752,174 crime reports about anti-social behaviour. This is an increase of 24% from 2019's figure of 1,323,773 reports of anti-social behaviour, giving an overall crime rate of 29 per 1,000 people in 2020 and a rate of 22 per 1,000 people for 2019.

The most dangeroues cities for anti-social behaviour are Tower Hamlets, Westminster, and Middlesbrough, with crime rates of 77, 76, and 67 per 1,000 residents respectively. The most dangerous region for anti-social behaviour is Fermanagh, which recorded a anti-social behaviour rate of 65 offences per 1,000 people in 2020. The second most dangerous area for anti-social behaviour is Lancashire, with a crime rate of 59, followed by Antrim in third, with a anti-social behaviour rate of 53 per 1,000 residents.

The safest area in England and Wales for anti-social behaviour is Milton Keynes, which had a crime rate of 5 in 2020. Next safest is Reading, followed by Swansea in third place, with crime rates per 1,000 residents of 10 and 15 respectively.

Map of Anti-Social Behaviour in the UK

Click to use map

The Most Dangerous Towns & Cities for Anti-Social Behaviour

PositionNameCrime Rate
1Tower Hamlets77.49
2Westminster76.48
3Middlesbrough67.28
4Belfast City66.04
5Hackney61.75
6Haringey59.42
7Nottingham59.03
8Newcastle upon Tyne58.11
9Islington57.24
10Lambeth56.68

The Safest Towns & Cities for Anti-Social Behaviour

PositionNameCrime Rate
1Milton Keynes5.08
2Reading10.31
3Swansea15.37
4Leicester15.70
5Coventry16.43
6Wolverhampton17.54
7Birmingham21.06
8Stoke-on-Trent21.24
9Kingston upon Hull22.63
10Luton23.45

Anti-Social Behaviour Trends

Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
2017201820192020Trend
28.5023.8822.0929.24Getting worse

Most Dangerous Councils & Counties for Anti-Social Behaviour

PositionNameCrime Rate
1Fermanagh65.43
2Lancashire58.63
3Antrim52.64
4Tyrone50.16
5Armagh48.85
6London46.52
7Londonderry46.49
8Tyne & Wear44.01
9North Yorkshire41.73
10Gwent40.30

Last updated: 22 Mar 2021