Reporting Anti-Social Behaviour and Hate Crime
People First is committed to dealing with Anti-social behaviour (ASB) including racial and other forms of harassment; and hate incidents.
We will take seriously any complaints about ASB and hate incidents and will investigate them, acting against perpetrators of serious acts, including legal action where necessary.
All complaints of ASB and hate crime will be promptly investigated (within 24 hours where there is a threat or actual violence and 5 working days in all other cases).
If you need to report ASB, harassment or a hate incident to People First please contact us:
- By telephone 0161 235 6900
- By email click here
- Or by visiting our offices at 1 City Road, City Road East, Manchester M15 4PN
What is Anti-Social Behaviour?
Hate incidents and hate crime are acts of violence or hostility directed at people because of who they are or who someone thinks they are. The Police and the Criminal Prosecution Service have agreed the following definition for identifying and flagging hate crimes:
"Any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice, based on a person's disability or perceived disability; race or perceived race; or religion or perceived religion; or sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation or transgender identity or perceived transgender identity."
ASB is defined under section 2 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 as: Conduct that has caused, or is likely to cause, harassment, alarm or distress to any person; Conduct capable of causing housing-related nuisance or annoyance to any person.
People First considers ASB to include: racial and other forms of harassment; noise nuisance; verbal abuse; damage to property; criminal activity; nuisance from vehicles; pet problems; intimidation; drug, alcohol or solvent abuse; domestic violence or abuse; boundary disputes; littering; poorly kept gardens; and youth nuisance.
Racial harassment: People First has adopted the definition of racial harassment recommended by the Macpherson Report following the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry:
“A racist incident is any incident which is perceived to be racist by the victim or any other person.”
Other forms of harassment are defined similarly:
“Violence or abuse, which may be verbal or physical and which includes attacks on property as well as on the person, suffered by individuals because of their religion, gender, sexuality, age, mental health, disability, learning disability, cultural difference or because they have HIV or Aids, when the victim believes the perpetrator was acting because of any of the above.”
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