Anti-social behaviour (ASB) is any aggressive, intimidating or destructive activity that damages or destroys another person’s quality of life. ASB does not have to be a criminal act, and often, taken in isolation, individual issues might not appear severe, but it can be very upsetting for those experiencing these problems.
A ‘one size fits all’ approach to tackling ASB and low level crime does not always deliver outcomes for the victim, the community or the offender. The impact on the victim will be the driving force behind how those who commit ASB and low level crime are dealt with.
The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (“the Act”) brought in a new approach to crime, policing and community safety to deal with ASB to ensure that the needs of victims are put first. Community Remedy is one of these new approaches, which is a list of actions that gives victims a say in how offenders of certain low level crime and ASB.
Community Trigger is another measure whereby victims and communities can have a say in the way ASB is dealt with. The Community Trigger, gives individuals, business and community groups the ability to demand action from agencies, starting with a review of their case, where a locally defined threshold is met.
A summary on Community Remedy/ Community Trigger is available on the right.
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