Antisocial behaviour is any aggressive, intimidating or destructive act that impacts on another person’s quality of life.
Depending on the nature of the behaviour, it can be dealt with by the police or Antisocial Behaviour Team at your local council.
In an emergency, call 999.
Incidents of antisocial behaviour can regularly be resolved by a single action by one agency. For example a warning letter from the local authority’s noise nuisance team to a household which has played loud music may be all that is needed to stop the problem happening again.
However, there are other cases of antisocial behaviour that need a number of agencies to work together to tackle the issue. Members of the public also need to be confident that these agencies are indeed working closely together. This is where the Community Trigger comes in. Put simply, the Community Trigger is a mechanism available to the public which they can use to ask agencies such as the local authority, police and housing providers to review collectively how they have responded to complaints of antisocial behaviour.
The Community Trigger does not replace individual organisations’ own complaints’ procedures which can and should be used by the public where there is dissatisfaction with the conduct of an individual agency. If you feel that agencies working in partnership have not dealt effectively with antisocial behaviour you have reported, you can raise a Community Trigger.
We have set a Community Trigger Threshold to make sure all Community Trigger requests are dealt with consistently.
The threshold is:
Either, you as an individual have reported 3 separate incidents relating to the same or similar issue of anti-social behaviour which have occurred within the last 6 months
Or, 5 different households have separately reported the same antisocial behaviour issue which has occurred within the last 6 months.
If you meet this criteria, you can ask for us to progress the Community Trigger on your behalf.
How to progress a Community Trigger
By calling us on 101
In writing to: Chief Inspector James Glansfield, Humberside Police Headquarters, Priory Road, Hull, HU5 5SF
In person by visiting your nearest Public Enquiry Desk
Deliberate ignition is the largest single cause of fires in the country. Addressing the problem of arson and deliberate fire setting is a priority for the force, working closely with Humberside Fire & Rescue Service, anti-social behaviour teams, housing teams and local authorities.
If you know who is breaking into buildings or starting fires, call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111. If you discover a fire, call the fire service on 999.
Arson does not only have an impact on the building set alight. Neighbouring properties can be severely damaged and lives put at risk.
Buildings damaged by fire can remain unoccupied for long periods of time, which can lead to an increase in antisocial behaviour in the immediate area.
Those entering derelict buildings – whether they are looking for a place to sleep or simply to meet with friends or look around – are at risk of injury, particularly if the building has been made unsafe by fire.
Fires are often started using fly-tipped waste – which can also cause risks to health by attracting vermin. If you know of individuals or bogus waste carriers illegally dumping rubbish, call your local council.
Remove any rubbish from in and around your property and dispose of it responsibly, by using an official council recycling site.
Make sure your wheelie bins are secure and kept out of view whenever possible. Only put your bin out on the day of collection and bring them in as soon as possible.
If someone offers to take waste away for you, ensure they carry a valid waste carriers' licence. If in doubt, call the Environment Agency on 0370 850 6506 to check. If your waste is dumped by a bogus waste carrier, you are still responsible and could be fined.
The following issues should be reported to police by calling 101, or 999 in an emergency.
Threats to kill and violence. If you believe you are at immediate risk of harm, call 999.
Graffiti and vandalism to your personal property.
Hate crime: If a person is abused – verbally or physically – because of their ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender, disability or just because they are different then this is a crime or hate incident
Harassment: Repeated attempts to make unwanted contact with a person and those associated with them, which causes a person distress or fear.
Excessive car stereo noise
ASB dealt with by your local council
The following issues should be dealt with by your local council.
If at any time you believe you are at immediate risk, please call police.
If groups are congregating in public spaces, drinking alcohol and dropping litter.
Verbal abuse and threats of violence – unless you believe you are at immediate risk.
Young people gathering in large numbers and behaving in a way that is threatening or intimidating to others.
Noise nuisance, such as loud music, industrial or construction noise, misfiring alarms, loud TVs, shouting or banging, DIY noise or dogs barking.
Graffiti and vandalism to public property.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
North Lincolnshire Council
North East Lincolnshire Council
For policing issues call 101