Is this Labour Council doing enough to tackle drugs & Crime?

In both 2019 and 2020, violence and sexual offences were the most reported crimes in Bradford

Reports of anti-social behaviour also increased this summer – 2160 reports were made in 2019 and 2662 incidents were reported this summer, which is an increase of 23 per cent.

“Drugs are destroying families and our community, it is time that the problem was actually tackled in our ward” – Mohammed Jamil Bowling & Barkerend Candidate

Drug-related crime also saw an increase of 36 per cent in June and July 2020.

“We need to see the return of the ‘Quad Squad’ in Thornton & Allerton, the damage to local land and the fact these bikes are ridden dangerously needs to be tackled.” – Jac Morton Thornton & Allerton Candidate

Anti-social behaviour and vandalism including damage to cars, the community centres and intimidation has become common place in Bradford. That is why we are standing up against it and doing everything we can to ensure our wards get the support they need, when the need it.

What is anti-social behaviour?

Anti-social behaviour is any aggressive, intimidating or destructive activity that damages or destroys another person’s quality of life.

Anti-social behaviour can make an area frightening and unpleasant to live, work and relax in. This is not right, which is why the police, councils, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and other public and voluntary organisations use their powers to get to the root of the problem and take action to stop it.

There are many different types of anti-social behaviour and in some cases; other local authorities are responsible for dealing with anti-social behaviour issues. Please have a look at these lists to see which organisation would deal with your issue.

Police responsibility

  • dealing or taking or drugs and drinking alcohol in the street
  • gangs and youths drinking in parks
  • harassment or intimidation
  • hoax calls to emergency services
  • misuse of fireworks
  • prostitution and indecent behaviour
  • vandalism
  • begging

Council responsibility

  • abandoned vehicles
  • drinking alcohol on the street within designated PSPO areas
  • dog fouling
  • fly posting or graffiti
  • littering, fly tipping or waste on land
  • lost or stray dogs or dead animals
  • noise nuisance
  • syringes or needles

Report anti-social behaviour

  • If you witness or experience anti-social behaviour, report it!
  • You can report dog fouling, fly-tipping, noise nuisance, and litter on 01274 434366.
  • You can report graffiti, abandoned vehicles, and illegal parking on 01274 431000.


For all anti-social behaviour affecting Incommunities properties/tenants call Customer Services on 01274 257777 or their Anti-Social Behaviour hotline which is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on 01274 254404

West Yorkshire Police

For rowdy, abusive and intimidating behaviour including:

  • Drug dealing
  • Vandalism
  • Drunken behaviour
  • Anti-social use of vehicles including motor and quad bikes

Click here to report to West Yorkshire Police

  • For non-urgent issues and to pass on information, call West Yorkshire Police on 101
  • In an emergency (if a crime is in progress or you think the offenders are nearby), call 999
  • To give information anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

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