A hate incident is any incident targeted at a person where they are seen or believed to be different, this may be motivated by:
- alternative sub-culture (see definition below)
- gender identity
- religion or belief
- sexual orientation
It is called a hate crime, if the incident is a criminal offence.
If you know of any incident you think is hate related, you should report it.
[Definition: alternative sub-culture means a discernible group that is characterised by a strong sense of collective identity and values and taste e.g. Goths, Emos, Punks, Metallers and some variants of hippie and dance culture.]
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.
- Asb Booklet (PDF Document, 4.51 Mb)
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 these reporting centres:
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Interpretation and translation
For information on what support we offer, please visit our interpretation and translation webpage.
Last updated: Wed 5th September, 2018 @ 08:50