Reducing Victims of Anti-Social Behaviour
Anti-social behaviour is activity which impacts on other people in a negative way. It can include a variety of behaviours covering a whole range of unacceptable activity that can blight the quality of life for individuals, families and communities. Anti-social behaviour is most often defined as behaviour which causes or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more people not from the same household as the person responsible (the perpetrator). If allowed to continue unchallenged, hte effects for individuals and communities can be devastating. The Anti Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act provides a community trigger which when it came into force in October 2014 will give victims and communities the right to demand that anti-social behaviour is dealt with.
Since 2014 we have:
- Established a joint City of York/North Yorkshire Police Anti-social behaviour hub to identify risk and target interventions to the highest risk cases within the city
- Increased capacity within the Neighbourhood Enforcement team to focus on enviro-crime and neighbourhood nuisance
- Appointed a mental health worker to provide support to vulnerable victims and perpetrators
- Implemented an electronic case management system to allow the sharing of information between partners and create a more robust audit trail in relation to the actions taken to address high risk Ant-social behaviour.