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Hate Crime

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What is a hate crime/incident?
 
A hate crime is any incident, which may or may not constitute a criminal offence, which is perceived by the victim or any other person as being motivated by prejudice or hatred, based on any one (or more) of the protected characteristics outlined below:
 
Disability

Race

Religion/Faith

Sexual Orientation

Transgender


All police forces record hate incidents based on these five personal characteristics. 
 
Nottinghamshire Police also record hate incidents concerning the following personal characteristics:
 
Misogyny

Alternative Sub Culture


 
What does hate crime look like?
 
Hate crime can include:
 
  • Harassment
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Criminal Damage
  • Theft or Burglary
  • Online abuse
  • Sexual Assault or Rape
  • Threats of violence
  • Graffiti or vandalism

 
Why should I report hate crime?


You should report a hate crime to:
 
  • Send a message that hate crime will not be tolerated
  • Stop it from getting worse or happening again
  • Stop it from happening to other people
  • Help the Police and Council to put prevention measures in place
  • Help victims to access appropriate support
  • Express solidarity with the victim and take a stand against prejudice

 
How to report a hate crime/incident
 
If you’ve experienced, or know someone who has experienced a hate crime or incident you can report it to the police by visiting your local police station or by calling the police using:
 
101
 
or you can use an online reporting facility such as TruVision:

www.reportit.org.uk
 
Independent Victim Support

 
If you have been a victim of hate crime and require independent victim support you can contact Victim Services by calling 0800 304 7575 or via their website: www.catch22.org.uk/services/victim-care-nottinghamshire
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