Reducing crime and anti-social behaviour
What we're doing to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in the city.
Everyone in Brighton & Hove has a right to feel safe.
The Partnership Community Safety team can support you in dealing with crime and community safety issues. We have dedicated staff working in the areas of racist and religiously motivated incidents and crimes, LGBT hate crime, disability hate crime, domestic violence and anti-social behaviour. Where appropriate, we will also signpost and refer to other services.
We do not have any powers under the Coronavirus Act 2020 to enforce people not physical distancing or the size of social gatherings. Please report it to Sussex Police.
You can contact the Partnership Community Safety Team on 01273 292 735.
On the Safe in the City Partnership website you can find out about:
- the work of the partnership, including a downloadable version of their current Community Safety, Crime Reduction and Drugs Strategy
- how to stay safe and protect your property
- who to contact if you are a victim of crime or anti-social behaviour (remember, in an emergency phone the police, ambulance or fire services immediately on 999)
- a list of local action groups where local neighbourhood issues can be taken forward
- information on the crime and disorder picture in the city
- other useful documents and links
Council tenants and leaseholders can also see our information on anti-social behaviour in council housing.
Hate incidents and anti-social behaviour
At the Partnership Community Safety team, we support and advise people who experience harassment, victimisation, intimidation or abuse because of their race, faith, religion, disability or because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
You can find more information and ways to report hate incidents on the specific pages below:
- Racist and religiously motivated incidents
- Disability hate incidents
- Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) hate incidents
Anti-social behaviour is behaviour that causes alarm, distress harassment to you or your family. Examples include noise nuisance, violence, abuse, harassment, threats and intimidation, and criminal activity.
In Brighton & Hove, there is a casework team to tackle these problems. The role of the team is to work with victims, witnesses and communities to tackle, prevent and reduce the harm caused by hate crimes, hate incidents and anti-social behaviour.
ASB and hate incidents case review (Community Trigger)
The Community Trigger is a process you can use to ask agencies to review their response to anti-social behaviour or hate incidents you have reported. You can use the Community Trigger if you have reported 3 separate incidents within the past 6 months to the police, the council or your housing provider and no action has been taken. You can activate the Community Trigger on behalf of someone else if you have their written consent.
The Community Trigger is designed to ensure that there is a review where incidents have been reported and no action has been taken.
Links to other related websites:
- Drinking in public to find designated public place orders in Brighton & Hove
- Sussex Police to make a report to the police and your local neighbourhood policing officers
Police to check statistics and view a map of crime in your local area
RISE to get support with domestic violence
Victim Support to get support if you've been affected by a crime