Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person’s:
This can be committed against a person or property.A victim does not have to be a member of the group at which the hostility is targeted.
In fact, anyone could be a victim of a hate crime.
Hate Incidents can feel like crimes to those who suffer them and often escalate to crimes or tension in a community.
For this reason the police are concerned about incidents and you can use the True Vision website to report non-crime hate incidents.
The police can only prosecute when the law is broken but can work with partners to try and prevent any escalation in seriousness.
In an emergency call the police 999, if it is not an emergency call 101
If you don't want to report to the police you could contact your local council.
Some councils but not all of them, provide or fund local hate crime advice and support services.
Alternatively there are "third party" independent hate crime advice and support services.
More information listed on the police funded True Vision website.
Stop Hate UK is one of the leading national organisations working to challenge all forms of Hate Crime and discrimination, based on any aspect of an individual’s identity.
Stop Hate UK provides independent, confidential and accessible reporting and support for victims, witnesses and third parties.
If you’ve experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse, we’re here for you. We also support lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system. We are a completely independent community-led group. Anything you tell us is confidential, and you can contact us anonymously if you choose.
The aims and objectives of the Charity are as follows:
We are an independent, non-governmental organisation which works on tackling anti-Muslim hatred and therefore our work is not influenced or wholly shaped by Government. However, we work with Central Government to raise the issues of anti-Muslim hatred at a policy level and our work helps to shape and inform policy makers, whilst ensuring that an insight is brought into this area of work through the systematic recording and reporting of anti-Muslim hate incidents and crimes.
Gypsy and Traveller Empowerment Herts have set up this reporting site working with other Gypsy, Traveller and Roma organisations to collect data on where, when and the type of hate used against community members.
This data will not identify anyone but will help us highlight to government and police the extent of hate incidents against community members so that hopefully they can counter this problem. We can also provide support to Gypsy, Traveller and Roma victims of racism.