How we deal with hate crime.

What is hate crime?

The Crown Prosecution Service defines hate crime as:

  • "Any criminal offence committed against a person or property that is motivated by hostility towards someone based on their disability, race, religion, gender identity or sexual orientation"

Hate crimes can also include:

  • threatening behaviour
  • assault
  • robbery
  • damage to property
  • inciting others to commit hate crimes
  • harassment

We will take action against anybody who commits hate crime (this includes legal proceedings which may result in the offender losing their home).

Incidents of hate crime should be reported to the police. Contact police on 101 or 999 in an emergency. You can also report a hate crime to your local police force via where you can also find out more information regarding internet hate crime.

After you have reported the matter to the police, contact us and we will record the details and carry out an investigation.

Further information

Our Witness Support Promise