Community trigger

What is the Community Trigger?

Community trigger gives victims of antisocial behaviour the right to request action starting with a review of their case, where a defined threshold is reached. The aim of the community trigger is to try and find a resolution.

Who can use the Community Trigger?

  • A victim of antisocial behaviour
  • Another person acting on behalf of the victim
  • An individual acting on behalf of a group of residents or a community group

What is the Community Trigger threshold?

The community trigger threshold is met if it appears that no action has been taken to address antisocial behaviour when either:

  • An individual makes 3 complaints about antisocial behaviour within a 6-month period
  • A group of 5 individuals within a local community have separately reported similar incidents of antisocial behaviour. Please note: The individual acting on behalf of the group must have the consent from all the other individuals to initiate the community trigger

To meet the criteria in all cases, incidents need to have:

  • Been reported within one month of the incident
  • The last reported incident must have occurred within the previous six months

How to activate the Community Trigger?

In the first instance the victim or representative should contact Hampshire Police on non-emergency number 101.

What will happen?

The information will be sent to the relevant local authority. If the community trigger threshold is met agencies will share information, review what action has already been taken and decide if additional actions are appropriate or possible.


If you are experiencing a new antisocial behaviour issue

First, consider the safety of you and the victim. If either of you are in immediate danger, call the police immediately on 999. These can be situations where:

  • A crime is in progress
  • Someone is suspected of a crime nearby
  • There is danger to life
  • Violence is being used or threatened

For non-emergency incidents of anti-social behaviour, you can report this to us online. This is either if you have experienced or witnessed an incident.

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