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.
does Community Trigger mean to me?
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;
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