To tackle what is described as a ‘worrying’ lack of awareness, the second UK-wide ASB Awareness Week is running from 18-24 July 2022, calling on public bodies to use the opportunity to raise public knowledge of the Community Trigger.
Anti-social behaviour (ASB) is often treated as ‘low-level crime’ or even as sub-criminal but its impact can be deeply injurious and it is often targeted against people who are vulnerable already. It is high time tackling ASB became a top priority for government.
Although there has been little coverage in the press, we know there has been a surge in anti-social behaviour over the past 9 months.
Victims’ Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, today spoke out on behalf of anti-social behaviour victims following mounting evidence of a surge in anti-social behaviour complaints.