Recognising and Reporting Hate Crime
Hate crime is subjecting people to harassment, victimisation, intimidation or abuse because of their ethnicity, faith, religion, disability or because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered.
“Any incident, which constitutes a criminal offence, which is perceived by the victim or any other person as being motivated by prejudice or hate.
This kind of crime against lesbian, gay or bisexual people is known as homophobic crime and against trans people (transgendered or transsexual) is known as transphobic crime.
Why you should report it
Reporting a hate crime incident means you help the police to build up patterns of crime and apprehend offenders. Any information you can give to Leicestershire police will help them build up their knowledge to combat hate crime in all its forms.
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust works with ‘Stamp it out’, an organisation that provides information for victims and the public about what hate crime is, why it is important to report it when it happens, and sets out the range of ways hate crimes can be reported, including online.
You can access the safe and confidential online reporting facility here – http://www.stamp-it-out.co.uk/
Hate Crime FAQ’s
For a detailed set of FAQs on Hate Crime and how to get help and support please click here.
For further information please contact the Equality and Human Rights Team.
Victim Support is the independent charity for people affected by crime – victims and witnesses. Trained staff and volunteers offer free and confidential information, support and practical help after crime.
Contact the regional office
East Midlands regional office
6 Bishop Street
Tel: 0116 249 3328
Partnership in action
The Trust is working closely with the Police, Leicestershire County Council and other partners to ensure victims of Hate Crime/Incident can confidently report such instances free from intimidation. For additional information please refer to the links below.
If you have been a victim of hate crime you may find our leaflet on coping with a personal crisis useful.