The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 includes a new measure which is designed to give victims and communities a say in the way anti-social behaviour is dealt with; The 'Community Trigger', or ASB Case Review, gives victims the ability to require action, starting with a review of their case, where the locally defined threshold is met.
If there have been three separate incidents within six months of previously recorded anti-social behaviour and the complainant does not feel that they have been dealt satisfactorily they can apply for a community trigger where the case will be reviewed.
In terms of the behaviour itself, what is seen as 'anti-social' will vary from victim to victim, and community to community. This is one reason why the way in which incidents of anti-social behaviour are reported has changed; no longer focusing on the behaviour, but on the impact it has on the victim.
Agencies including councils, the police, local health teams and registered providers of social housing have a duty to undertake a case review when someone requests one and the case meets a locally defined threshold.
For further information see the Staffordshire Police website
This page was last updated on 13 March, 2018.