The anti-social behaviour (ASB) is a measure designed to give victims the ability to demand action by requesting a review of their ASB case.
The aim is to bring agencies together to take a more joined up problem solving approach to find a solution for the victim.
It is a new provision in the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act which received Royal Assent in March 2014. For the purposes of the ASB Case Review, ASB is defined as “behaviour that is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to any member of the public”.
The Essex ASB Case Review threshold is ASB reported 3 times in the previous 6 months, where the victim feels there has been no action taken (unless defined as Hate Crime where the trigger will be activated if ASB has been reported once in the previous 6 months and the victim feels like no action has been taken).
To request an ASB Case Review, email:
An initial assessment of your referral will be carried out within 10 working days and you will be contacted.
If your referral meets the criteria, an officer from an appropriate lead agency will review your situation and agree the appropriate actions within 30 days.
During the period October 2019 to October 2020, the Safer Colchester Partnership received one request for a Case Review. This case did meet the criteria and a review was conducted.
If you are experiencing anti-social behaviour, you can make a report over the phone and online.