The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 sets out the requirements for East Hampshire District Council to carry out, anti-social behaviour case reviews, otherwise known as the community trigger.

The community trigger is a process which allows members of the community to ask the Community Safety Partnership (CSP) to review their responses to complaints of anti-social behaviour. The trigger should only be used if no action has been taken as a result of repeat reporting.

The trigger cannot be used to report general acts of crime.

To qualify for the community trigger, the following criteria must be met:

  • the anti-social behaviour must have been reported within one month of the alleged behaviour taking place
  • the application to use the community trigger is made within 6 months of the first report of anti-social behaviour.

Examples of community triggers

Individual reporting

An individual has made three complaints in the previous six months for behaviours such as harassment and causing alarm or distress. They think no action has been taken or are not satisfied with the action taken.

Group reporting

Five individuals in a local community have reported separately similar incidents of anti-social behaviour to members of the CSP. They all think that no action has been taken or are not satisfied with the action taken. The individual acting on behalf of the group must have all other individuals consent.

Community trigger threshold

If the community trigger threshold has been met, agencies will share information, review what action has been taken before and decide if additional actions are possible.

A community trigger can be activated by contacting Hampshire Constabulary on the non-emergency response number 101.