Anti-social behaviour

Community trigger

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 6 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. 

Community Trigger cases received in Newcastle-under-Lyme 

2021 to 2022 

  • Number of applications for anti-social behaviour case reviews received: 1
  • Number of times the threshold for review was not met: 0
  • Number of anti-social behaviour case reviews carried out: 1
  • Number of anti-social behaviour case reviews that resulted in recommendations being made: 0

2020 to 2021 

  • Number of applications for anti-social behaviour case reviews received: 3
  • Number of times the threshold for review was not met: 0
  • Number of anti-social behaviour case reviews carried out: 3
  • Number of anti-social behaviour case reviews that resulted in recommendations being made: 2

2019 to 2020

  • Number of applications for anti-social behaviour case reviews received: 1
  • Number of times the threshold for review was not met: 0
  • Number of anti-social behaviour case reviews carried out: 1
  • Number of anti-social behaviour case reviews that resulted in recommendations being made: 0

2018 to 2019 

  • Number of applications for anti-social behaviour case reviews received: 2
  • Number of times the threshold for review was not met: 0
  • Number of anti-social behaviour case reviews carried out: 2
  • Number of anti-social behaviour case reviews that resulted in recommendations being made: 0

2017 to 2018 

  • Number of applications for anti-social behaviour case reviews received: 2
  • Number of times the threshold for review was not met: 0
  • Number of anti-social behaviour case reviews carried out: 2
  • Number of anti-social behaviour case reviews that resulted in recommendations being made: 0

2016 to 2017 

  • Number of applications for anti-social behaviour case reviews received: 1
  • Number of times the threshold for review was not met: 0
  • Number of anti-social behaviour case reviews carried out: 1
  • Number of anti-social behaviour case reviews that resulted in recommendations being made: 0

For further information see the Staffordshire Police website.