Individuals, businesses and communities who have experienced ASB or hate crime or incidents - with a hate crime/incident being regarded as related to a person’s race, religion/belief, sexual orientation, disability or transgender status - can apply for a Community Trigger, which could lead to a review of their case. Applications can also be made on behalf of a victim provided their consent is given.
For a trigger to be successful there is certain criteria that must be met. There needs to have been at least three complaints of ASB made within six months from an individual, at least five complaints of ASB within six months from more than one person within the same locality or one complaint of a hate crime/incident. The complaints could have been made to any of the partnership organisations who work together to address anti-social behaviour including police, local authorities, health boards and registered housing associations.
Anti-social behaviour can occasionally have a huge impact on our communities. There is strong partnership working in place throughout the Force area between the police, local authorities, health boards and registered housing associations is already taking place to address ASB.
The Community Trigger provides victims with a new opportunity to request a review of ASB cases that have been reported where no action has been taken or the action taken is deemed inadequate by the victims.
To request a Community Trigger call 101 for an application form. Notification of whether an application has been successful or not will be received within 20 working days.
The trigger application will be discussed at a multi-agency meeting and if successful an action plan drawn up to deal with the issues raised.