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.
You can also find out more and report a hate crime.