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Hate Incidents

A hate incident is any incident where you or someone else has been targeted because you or they are believed to be different, this may be motivated by:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender identity
  • Race
  • Religion/belief or
  • Sexual orientation

However, as a Council we receive and manage reports of hostility or hatred of any other characteristics via relevant anti-social behavior legislation.

The Hate Incident Monitoring Project has been set up by Leicestershire County Council with partner agencies to encourage victims to speak out. For more information visit www.leicestershire.gov.uk/hate-incidents.


Types of hate incidents

An incident may be physical, verbal or written and can take many forms including:

  • Physical attack: such as physical assault, damage to property
  • Threat of attack: abusive or obscene calls or letters
  • Verbal abuse or insults
  • Offensive leaflets and posters, hate mail, abusive gestures
  • Dumping of rubbish outside homes
  • Harassment, bullying or victimisation

For more detail on how we manage reports please take a look at the ASB Booklet below.


Report a hate incident

You can report a hate incident involving yourself or someone else by contacting: 

Tel: 0116 3058263

Website: www.leicestershire.gov.uk/hate-incidents (click on Hate Incident Report Form)

Alternatively you can speak to a member of the Community Safety Team at the Council Offices on Southfields Road, Loughborough, or visit any of the reporting centres listed in the document below.

For up to date information and advice, follow us on Twitter @SaferCharnwood


Interpretation and translation

For information on what support we offer, please visit our interpretation and translation webpage.

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