Hate crimes often go unreported.
Any hate crime is a crime - being different isn't. Reporting makes a difference - to you, your friends and your community.
We want and need to hear from victims and witnesses to help us take appropriate action and support those affected.
Some examples of hate crime:
... just because of your own or someone else's
So what are we doing about hate crime?
We are committed to investigating all crimes and incidents motivated by hate, supporting victims and bringing offenders to justice.
We have specially trained Hate Crime Advisors working across the county to support victims.
What does a Hate Crime Advisor do?
Identifies groups that could be vulnerable to hate incidents and crimes and works with them
Makes contact with victims of hate incidents or crimes
All Police Officers and Police Community Support Officers can help support victims of hate crimes.
If you are a victim of hate crime we urge you to contact us. We can offer you advice, support and follow up visits.
You can report hate crime by calling us on 101 or 999 in an emergency, or visit a police station.
If you'd prefer not to report it directly to us:
Reports made to True Vision will be securely routed to our 24 hour Crime & Communication Centre. You will receive an acknowledgement within 24 hours and we will contact you to discuss your issues in due course.
Hate crimes and incidents are any crime or incident which is targeted at a victim because of the offender's hostility or prejudice against an identifiable group of people.
So any incident or crime, which is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated because of a person's disability or perceived disability, will be recorded as such. This can be committed against a person or property.
Some things to remember:
Someone may have a disability if they:
For further information
How to report disability hate crime
If you are a victim of disability hate crime we urge you to contact us. We can offer you advice, support and follow up visits.
Call Victim Support on their 24/7 Supportline on 08 08 16 89 111, or visit their website
Call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 or visit their website