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Hate crime awareness week

Hate Crime



National hate crime awareness week is a week of action to raise awareness of hate crime and will take place between 10-17 October 2020. 

What is hate crime?

A hate incident/crime is any incident which the victim, or anyone else, thinks is based on someone's prejudice towards them because of their race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or because they are transgender.

Types of hate crime

  • Race and religious hate crime
  • Homophobic and transphobic hate crime
  • Disability hate crime
  • Crimes against older people

How do you report it?

  • If the incident is an emergency and the crime is taking place, call 999 and report it directly to police
  • If the crime is not an emergency, call 101 and report it to police on their non-emergency number
  • Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous
  • Reports can be made directly through True Vision

Please note that you can also report a hate crime/incident if it wasn't directed at you, for example for a friend, colleague, neighbour, passer-by or family member.   


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Updated: 14 Feb 2020
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