Everyone has the right to be safe and secure and to live free from fear or harassment. Hate incidents / crime are based on ignorance, prejudice, discrimination and hate and have no place in our society.
Any incident which constitutes a criminal offence that it perceived by the victim, or any other person, as being motivated by prejudice or hate.
Any incident which may or may not constitute a criminal offence that is perceived by the victim, or any other person, as being motivated by prejudice or hate
Hate Crime / Incidents can be motivated by
- Disability – including learning disabilities and/or mental and emotional distress
- Gender identity
- Race / ethnicity
- Religion or belief
- Sexual orientation
This list is not exhaustive, hate crime can be motivated by many different types of prejudice
Hate crimes / incidents can take many forms:
- Physical attack – such as a physical assault, on the victim or his/her family or carer, damage to property or pets, offensive graffiti and arson
- Threat or attack – including offensive letter, abusive telephone calls, groups hanging around to intimidate and unfounded malicious complaints
- Verbal abuse or insults – offensive leaflets and posters, abusive gestures, dumping of rubbish outside homes or through letterboxes and bullying at school or the workplace
How to report it:
In an emergency please dial 999
For ALL non-emergencies call 101 or use our online form.