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Neighbourhood crime and ASB

Responding to and tackling neighbourhood crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB) is a key priority for Norfolk’s County Community Safety Partnership. By targeting resources and working as a partnership with communities, these crime types can be reduced, improving the quality of life for residents.

Anti-social behaviour is any behaviour that causes, or is likely to cause, harassment, alarm or distress to other people and can mean different things to different people, including:

  • noise
  • vandalism
  • harassment
  • dumping rubbish
  • criminal damage
  • assault
  • racist or homophobic abuse
  • graffiti and fly tipping 
  • nuisance neighbours 
  • intimidation and threats
  • violence 
  • hate behaviour that targets members of identified groups because of their perceived differences. 


There is also the national StreetSafe tool, a pilot service for anyone to anonymously tell the police about public places where they have felt or feel unsafe, because of environmental issues such as street lighting, abandoned buildings or vandalism and/or because of some behaviours such as being followed or verbally abused. The Partnership has also delivered several different projects through the Home Office’s Safer Streets Fund. 

Please note, 'StreetSafe' is not for reporting crime or incidents. Always dial 999 in an emergency.

Community Trigger

The Community Trigger gives victims the right to require action is taken where an ongoing anti-social behaviour problem has not been addressed. If you think that your case has not been dealt with in the way you wanted, raise your concerns with the agency you reported the matter to. They will take your concerns seriously, and try to ensure your needs are met. If this fails you may wish to instigate a formal Community Trigger for an anti-social behaviour case review.