Reducing crime and anti-social behaviour

What we're doing to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in the city.

Everyone in Brighton & Hove has a right to feel safe.

The Partnership Community Safety team can support you in dealing with crime and community safety issues. We have dedicated staff working in the areas of racist and religiously motivated incidents and crimes, LGBT hate crime, disability hate crime, domestic violence and anti-social behaviour and harassment. Where appropriate, we will also signpost and refer to other services.

If you’ve experienced any form of hate or anti-social behaviour, please do report it. We will listen to you and take you seriously. 

You can contact the Partnership Community Safety Team on 01273 292 735.

On the Safe in the City Partnership website you can find out about:

  • the work of the partnership, including a downloadable version of their current Community Safety, Crime Reduction and Drugs Strategy
  • how to stay safe and protect your property
  • who to contact if you are a victim of crime or anti-social behaviour (remember, in an emergency phone the police, ambulance or fire services immediately on 999)
  • a list of local action groups where local neighbourhood issues can be taken forward
  • information on the crime and disorder picture in the city
  • other useful documents and links

Council tenants and leaseholders can also see our information on anti-social behaviour in council housing

Hate incidents and anti-social behaviour

At the Partnership Community Safety team, we support and advise people who experience harassment, victimisation, intimidation or abuse because of their race, faith, religion, disability or because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

You can find more information and ways to report hate incidents on the specific pages below:

Anti-social behaviour is behaviour that causes alarm, distress harassment to you or your family. Examples include noise nuisance, violence, abuse, harassment, threats and intimidation, and criminal activity.

In Brighton & Hove, there is a casework team to tackle these problems. The role of the team is to work with victims, witnesses and communities to tackle, prevent and reduce the harm caused by hate crimes, hate incidents and anti-social behaviour. 

If you would like to report anti-social behaviour or hate incidents, please use our online form. You can also phone 01273 292 735 or send an email to

We’re also working with community partners to offer an option of reporting hate incidents to them in a confidential safe space. 

Possability People 
Montague House, Montague Place, Brighton, BN2 1JE 
Phone: 01273 894 040 
Open: 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday 

Racial Harassment Forum 
Community Base,113 Queens Road, Brighton BN1 3XG 
Phone: 01273 234 017 or 07563 389482 
Open: 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday 

Rainbow Hub 
Ledward Centre, Jubilee Street, Brighton, BN1 1UU 
Phone: 07714 782585 
Open: 11am to 4pm, Friday to Sunday 

Find out how we help rough sleepers in the city and how to let us know you're concerned about someone living on the street.

ASB and hate incidents case review (Community Trigger)

The Community Trigger is a process you can use to ask agencies to review their response to anti-social behaviour or hate incidents you have reported. You can use the Community Trigger if you have reported 3 separate incidents within the past 6 months to the police, the council or your housing provider and no action has been taken. You can activate the Community Trigger on behalf of someone else if you have their written consent. 

The Community Trigger is designed to ensure that there is a review where incidents have been reported and no action has been taken.

Useful links

Links to other helpful information:

  • Drinking in public to find designated public place orders in Brighton & Hove
  • Sussex Police to make a report to the police and your local neighbourhood policing officers
  • the Police to check statistics and view a map of crime in your local area
  • our domestic abuse information to get help and support if you, or someone you know is affected
  • Victim Support to get support if you've been affected by a crime
  • The Upstanders Network provides a forum for diverse groups to share experiences of hate crime in their communities, give feedback to services and work together on collaborative projects and events.