Taking action on hate crime
Hate crime is an act of violent behaviour or hostility that is usually motivated by hatred of a person’s disability, race, religion, transgender identity or sexual orientation.
These crimes, if left unchecked, can become a massive blight on communities as victims may be subjected to physical assaults or suffer damage to their property. They may also experience the threat of an attack or verbal abuse.
Hate crime is thought to be massively under-reported as many people accept incidents as ‘part of life’ and do not realise that the abuse they are suffering is a crime. They may also mistakenly believe that nothing will be done about it.
Crimestoppers believes that this type of behaviour is never acceptable which is why we always encourage people to come forward with information.
If you know someone who may be violent or abusive to someone because of their disability, race, religion, transgender identity or sexual orientation then contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via our anonymous online form.
If you have been a victim of hate crime then contact the police on 101 or contact the charity Stop Hate UK.
In an emergency always call 999.