Oxford Safer Communities Partnership

Anti-Social Behaviour

The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 formally defines anti-social behaviour as acting:

"in a manner that caused or was likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons not of the same household as [the defendant]."

To see the work on how OSCP partners tackle anti-social behaviour, click on the links in the right hand box.

Community Trigger

What does Community Trigger mean to me?

Victims of persistent anti-social behaviour across Oxford will be able to force the police, councils and registered providers of social housing to act if they feel they are being ignored, through the new Community Trigger scheme.  Oxford City Council has launched their very own Community Trigger making it one of the first cities in the country to pilot the new initiative via the adoption of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.  The Community Trigger will give victims a voice if they feel their complaints have been ignored or deemed too difficult to resolve. It is very important that victims who may be suffering serious harm have a means of ensuring their complaints are taken seriously.

If someone has reported Anti-Social Behaviour but no action has been taken they will be able to tell us about it under the threshold of the Community Trigger. The reporting threshold is either; 

  • Complainants have reported 3 or more incidents of Anti-Social Behaviour relating to the same problem in the past 6 months to the Council, Police or their landlord, and no action has been
  • 1 incident or crime motivated by hate in the last 3 months and no action has been taken

For more information about tackling anti-social behaviour and helping victims of this crime, click on the links opposite.

To request activation of the community trigger, please phone Oxford City Council on (01865) 249811 and ask to be put through to the Anti-Social Behaviour Team


Useful links



Oxford Safer Communities Partnership, c/o Oxford City Council, 3rd Floor, St Aldate's Chambers, 109 St Aldate's, Oxford, OX1 1DS. Telephone: 01865 249811.  Email: saferoxford@oxford.gov.uk