Anti-Social Behaviour

We know that anti-social behaviour can cause a great deal of distress.  That's why we're committed to working with you and our partner organisations across Wolverhampton to investigate and try to resolve the cases which are reported to us.

Anti-social behaviour is basically any form of behaviour which has a negative impact on your quality of life and spans a whole range of offences including:

Nuisance can affect people in different ways and at different levels so not every complaint can be dealt with as anti-social behaviour. Some nuisance is
considered to be everyday living noises or minor lifestyle differences and we won't be able to investigate them.

Further information about anti-social behaviour and how to report it can be found at https://www.wolverhamptonhomes.org.uk/asb

In addition, Wolverhampton Anti-social Behaviour Team’s Policy.

The Community Trigger

In 2014, legislation was introduced called the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act. Further information about how this legislation can help victims of anti-social behaviour can be found at http://asbhelp.co.uk/what-the-law-says/

Under the Act, victims can request a a review of their case where they feel nothing seems to have been done; this is called the Community Trigger or ASB Case Review. Below is information about how often the Community Trigger has been activated in Wolverhampton since it was introduced.

Further information about how to request an ASB case review can be found at http://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/article/5618/Community-Trigger

What is a Community Trigger?

If you are not satisfied with the way your ASB (anti-social behaviour) case is being dealt with, you can use the Community Trigger to request a review. If the Community Trigger request meets the required threshold, agencies including Wolverhampton City Council, Wolverhampton ASB Team, West Midlands Police and social housing providers will have a duty to carry out a case review.

In order for a review to take place, one of the following need to be satisfied:

To qualify for a review under the Community Trigger the ASB/hate crime must be reported within one month of the alleged behaviour taking place.

How do I request a review of my case under the Community Trigger?

Complete online forms

Download a Community trigger request form

Further Information

If you require more information about the Community Trigger, you can email community.trigger@wolverhampton.gov.uk or phone us on 01902 551188.

Community Triggers completed in Wolverhampton

October – December 2016:
Number of applications for Community Triggers received: 1
Number of times the threshold for review was not met: 1
Number of anti-social behaviour case reviews carried out: 0
Number of case reviews that resulted in recommendations being made: 0

January – March 2017:
Number of applications for Community Triggers received: 2
Number of times the threshold for review was not met: 2
Number of anti-social behaviour case reviews carried out: 0
Number of case reviews that resulted in recommendations being made: 0

April to June 2017:
Number of applications for Community Triggers received: 3
Number of times the threshold for review was not met: 3
Number of anti-social behaviour case reviews carried out: 0
Number of case reviews that resulted in recommendations being made: 0

July – September 2017:
Number of applications for Community Triggers received: 2
Number of times the threshold for review was not met: 2
Number of anti-social behaviour case reviews carried out: 0
Number of case reviews that resulted in recommendations being made: 0

October – December 2017:
Number of applications for Community Triggers received: 0
Number of times the threshold for review was not met: 0
Number of anti-social behaviour case reviews carried out: 0
Number of case reviews that resulted in recommendations being made: 0

January – March 2018:
Number of applications for Community Triggers received: 0
Number of times the threshold for review was not met: 0
Number of anti-social behaviour case reviews carried out: 0
Number of case reviews that resulted in recommendations being made: 0