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 November 2018– October 2019, the Safer Colchester Partnership received one request for a Case Review. This case did meet the criteria and a review was conducted.  

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