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Anti-social behaviour

Always report anti-social behaviour to the police, regardless of how small it is

Reporting all incidents of anti-social behaviour to the police will allow them to build a picture of what is happening in the area and take the appropriate action.

The term anti-social behaviour covers a wide range of unacceptable activity that blights the lives of many people on a daily basis. It often leaves victims feeling helpless, desperate and with a seriously reduced quality of life. Terms such as ‘nuisance’, ‘disorder’ and ‘harassment’ are also often used to describe this type of behaviour.

Anti-social behaviour is defined as “Behaviour by a person which causes or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons not of the same household as the person”. (Antisocial Behaviour Act 2003 & Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011).

We have been able to help resolve cases of anti-social behaviour in the past by taking a proactive response and organising multi-agency meetings to discuss the problems. By bringing together residents, business owners, members of the local Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team and others it enables all involved to to identify where they can help and together, provide a collective response to the problem.

Community trigger

Community trigger is a case review process that acts as a ‘backstop safety net for victims’ who have suffered from, and reported, at least three incidents of anti-social behaviour in a six month period. Each report must have been made within one month of the incident occurring.

If the Community trigger applies to your situation and you need help to make your application, please get in touch.

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