Hate crime/hate incidents

Hate crimes / hate incidents can take place anywhere – at home, in the streets, at work, online or at school.

No-one should have to live with the fear, anxiety and consequences of hate.

Reporting it when it happens means we can investigate it, and it may prevent similar incidents happening to someone else. It will also help us understand the extent of hate crime across local communities, so we can respond better at a local level.

What is a hate crime?

A hate crime is any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice based on:

  • a person’s race or perceived race, or any racial group or ethnic background including countries within the UK and Gypsy and Traveller groups a person’s religion or perceived religion, or 
  • any religious group including those who have no faith a person’s sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, or 
  • any person’s sexual orientation
  • a person’s disability or perceived disability, or any disability including physical disability, learning disability and mental health or developmental disorders
  • a person who is transgender or perceived to be transgender, including people who are transsexual, transgender, cross dressers and those who hold a Gender Recognition Certificate under the Gender Recognition Act 2004.

What is a hate incident?

A hate incident is any non-crime incident which is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on:

  • a person’s race or perceived race, or any racial group or ethnic background including countries within the UK and Gypsy and Traveller groups
  • a person’s religion or perceived religion, or any religious group including those who have no faith
  • a person’s sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, or any person’s sexual orientation
  • a person’s disability or perceived disability, or any disability including physical disability, learning disability and mental health or developmental disorders
  • a person who is transgender or perceived to be transgender, including people who are transsexual, transgender, cross dressers and those who hold a Gender Recognition Certificate under the Gender Recognition Act 2004.

How can I make a report?

You can make a report either via our online reporting form or anonymously via True Vision.

 

We will update our localised information with more locations once they have been confirmed.