How to report hate crime
A hate incident is any incident where you or someone else has been targeted because they or you are believed to be different, or any incident you believe was motivated by: age, disability, gender identity, race, religion/belief or sexual orientation.
A hate incident/offence may be physical, verbal or written and can take many forms including:
- Physical attack – such as physical assault, damage to property, offensive graffiti
- Threat of attack – including offensive letters, abusive or obscene calls
- Verbal abuse or insults
- Offensive leaflets and posters, hate mail, abusive gestures, dumping of rubbish outside homes
- Harassment, bullying and victimisation
Harassment is ‘unwanted behaviour that a person finds intimidating, upsetting, embarrassing, humiliating or offensive’
The Hate Incident Monitoring Project has been set up by Leicestershire County Council with partner agencies to encourage victims to speak out.