What is 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 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:

  • An individual makes 3 complaints about antisocial behaviour within a 6 month period
  • Or,
  • 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 of 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 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.

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