What is a hate crime?
A hate crime is an 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 (including nationality, national origin, ethnic origin, race and colour)
Religion or perceived religion
- Sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation
- Disability or perceived disability
- Transgender or perceived transgender individual characteristic that makes someone appear different e.g. alternative lifestyle, culture, physical appearance and style of dress.
How to report a hate crime?
You can report a hate crime in confidence in any of the following ways:
- In an emergency call 999
- For non-emergencies call 101
- Report online at report-it.org.uk
- Call in at a police station or stop a police officer in the street
- Call Victim Support on 0808 168 9111. You do not need to provide your name when reporting to victim support.
In North Worcestershire – United against Hate or call 0300 303 88388