Anti-Social Behaviour Case Reviews

The Anti-social Behaviour (ASB) Case review 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).


During the period October 2017 – October 2018, the Safer Colchester Partnership received three requests for a Case Review.  Two of these cases did not meet the criteria for an ASB Case Review and therefore did not proceed. One of the cases did meet the criteria and a review was conducted.  This resulted in an action plan being implemented to address the issues and no further complaints have been received.

Click here to find out more about how to request a case review.