HATE CRIME


Hate crimes and incidents are taken to mean any crime or incident where the perpetrator’s hostility or prejudice against an identifiable group of people is a factor in determining who is victimised.


REPORT A HATE CRIME

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Hate and Signal Crimes and incidents are taken to mean any crime or incident where the perpetrator’s hostility or prejudice against an identifiable group of people is a factor in determining who is victimised.

The impact of hate and signal crime can be long lasting and far reaching, going beyond the victim’s own experience to change the behaviour and increase fear in the victim’s wider family / group / community.

Our aim is to keep people safe by reducing crime and the fear of crime; preventing re-offending and bringing to justice those who break the law.

Hate crimes have one of the highest repeat victimisation rates and can take many forms, including:

Verbal abuse/Intimidation and Harassment

Physical assault which can include; punching, slapping, hair pulling, biting, burning hitting, choking or kicking

Criminal damage to property

 

IN THIS SECTION


Hate and Signal Crimes and incidents are taken to mean any crime or incident where the perpetrator’s hostility or prejudice against an identifiable group of people is a factor in determining who is victimised.

The impact of hate and signal crime can be long lasting and far reaching, going beyond the victim’s own experience to change the behaviour and increase fear in the victim’s wider family / group / community.

Our aim is to keep people safe by reducing crime and the fear of crime; preventing re-offending and bringing to justice those who break the law.

Hate crimes have one of the highest repeat victimisation rates and can take many forms, including:

Verbal abuse/Intimidation and Harassment

Physical assault which can include; punching, slapping, hair pulling, biting, burning hitting, choking or kicking

Criminal damage to property

 

REPORT CRIME


What can the victim do?

  • Recognise that it is happening to you
  • Accept that you are not to blame
  • Get help and support
  • Get advice about your legal rights and protection

Who can help?

  • We are here to help you. We will investigate any incident and take action where there is sufficient evidence.
  • We will protect you and your family from immediate or future harm
  • We will give you information about criminal proceedings and how we will handle the situation
  • We will give you information on local support agencies who can help you
  • We have dedicated reporting line for hate and signal crime– call 101 option 2

For non-emergencies, you may report to police by dialling 101 or use our Minicom number: 028 9090 1246.

Reporting incidents will help the Police Service tackle hate crime. The information you provide is important and will enable the police to identify areas of concern, patterns of behaviour and may assist in identifying and prosecuting offenders.

In an emergency, always call 999

If you do not wish to contact police you can always report hate crime to 

REPORT CRIME


What can the victim do?

  • Recognise that it is happening to you
  • Accept that you are not to blame
  • Get help and support
  • Get advice about your legal rights and protection

Who can help?

  • We are here to help you. We will investigate any incident and take action where there is sufficient evidence.
  • We will protect you and your family from immediate or future harm
  • We will give you information about criminal proceedings and how we will handle the situation
  • We will give you information on local support agencies who can help you
  • We have dedicated reporting line for hate and signal crime– call 101 option 2

For non-emergencies, you may report to police by dialling 101 or use our Minicom number: 028 9090 1246.

Reporting incidents will help the Police Service tackle hate crime. The information you provide is important and will enable the police to identify areas of concern, patterns of behaviour and may assist in identifying and prosecuting offenders.

In an emergency, always call 999

If you do not wish to contact police you can always report hate crime to