Crime prevention and community safety FAQs

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Q: Why it is important to report cases of Antisocial Behaviour?


We all have a responsibility to treat neighbours and others in the wider community with respect. Antisocial behaviour can affect not just individuals or families but whole communities. We should therefore feel encouraged to report antisocial behaviour, even if it isn't happening directly to ourselves.

Midlothian Council has an Antisocial Behaviour Hotline which operates Monday to Friday during office hours. After hours and at weekends, your call will be taken initially by the 'Out of Hours' service, who will in turn relay your message to the Community Safety Team.

  • Antisocial Behaviour Hotline: 0131 271 6677 

Q: How can the Antisocial Behaviour Team help resolve problems?

Q: Who can apply to the court for an Antisocial Behaviour Order?

Q: As a tenant, what can I do if I have a problem with my neighbour?

Q: What is antisocial behaviour?

Q: If someone is reported for Antisocial Behaviour, what action will be taken?

Q: Can I remain anonymous when I report Antisocial Behaviour?

Q: What is an Acceptable Behaviour Contract?

Q: What is an Antisocial Behaviour Order?

Q: What can be done about a neighbour's persistent playing of loud music?