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Community Trigger trial assessment

The community trigger will give victims and communities the right to demand that agencies deal with persistent anti-social behaviour.

It is a new provision in the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill as introduced in the House of Commons on 9 May, 2013.

Boston was one of four areas which the Home Office asked to trial the community trigger. The purpose of the trials was to test the community trigger on the ground to ensure that it could help those victims who need it most. The trials also explored ways to implement the community trigger without imposing unnecessary bureaucracy or unanticipated burdens on agencies or businesses.

The trial started on 1 June, 2012, in Boston and West Lindsey, and was assessed in February, 2013.

This report provides a summary of the Trigger pilot in the Borough of Boston. It begins with an overview of the district and the Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) issues dealt with by police and partners.  The report goes on to outline how the pilot was set up and summarises the triggers instigated to date, along with lessons learned and views on the pilot from key individuals involved.

We will continue to run the community trigger until the legislation is enacted. 

Read the Boston Community Trigger Trial full assessment report below.

Related documents

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[171kb] Boston Community Trigger Trial - Assessment Report Final Boston Community Trigger Trial - Assessment Report Final

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