On this page we look at some relevant publications, press releases, and other useful sources of information in the field of anti-social behaviour.
View Statutory Guidance for Frontline Professionals on applying this legislation.
“The Community Trigger. Empowerment or Bureaucratic Exercise?”
“Effective Support for Anti-Social Behaviour Victims. An overview of Victim Support work with victims of anti-social behaviour across England and Wales”
“Empowering Communities, Protecting Victims. Summary report on the Community Trigger trials.”
“Personal, Situational and Incidental Vulnerabilities to ASB Harm: a follow up study”
“Focus on the Victim: Summary report on the ASB Call Handling Trials”
“Generation Blame: how age affects our views of anti-social behaviour” University of Cambridge, 2014
For our 15th September 2016 news release on the launch of our report: “The Community Trigger. Empowerment or Bureaucratic Exercise?” see here.
For our 21st March 2016 news release on the failure of the Community Trigger – backed up with evidence from YouGov – see here.
For the news release following the launch of our report “Effective Support for Anti-Social Behaviour Victims” on 20th November 2014, please see here
For the news release announcing the launch of ASB Help on 29th April 2014 please see here.
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Useful Sources of Information
Street Level Crime Maps
Street level crime maps for England and Wales were launched in January 2011. You can enter your postcode, town, village or street into the search box below, and get instant access to street-level crime maps and data, as well as details of your local policing team and beat meetings. To see the street level crime map for your local area, go to www.police.uk and enter your postcode. The map will appear on the right hand side of the page. This will help inform you about the level of incidents in your area and you can see how many of these incidents are anti-social behaviour and what outcome there has been as a result of the report. . This website will also acquaint you with the police officers in your local area.
HMIC Crime and Policing Comparator
HMIC’s Crime and Policing Comparator allows you to compare data on recorded crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB), quality of service, finances and workforce numbers for all police forces in England and Wales. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) validates and publishes this data, which is submitted by police forces.
The Prosecutors’ Pledge
The Crown Prosecution Service have committed to follow The Prosecutors’ Pledge which can be found here: http://www.cps.gov.uk/publications/prosecution/prosecutor_pledge.html. This Pledge seeks to protect the victim through the process of charging someone, including keeping them informed about what stage the criminal procedure is at, guiding them in what they need to do and addressing any specific needs they may have.
Risk Assessment Matrix to Identify VULNERABILITY of Victims
This matrix (see link below) is reproduced from the Empowering Communities, Protecting Victims publication above because we felt it would be useful to highlight the kind of questions agencies use to assess the vulnerability of victims. This information both equips victims with the kind of questions they should be asked when reporting anti-social behaviour and helps both victims and practitioners understand the weight given to different levels of vulnerability such as physical and mental health and the existence of support networks for victims.
Click here to download the Risk Assessment Matrix
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