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:
- Gender identity
- 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.
- 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 the reporting centres listed in the document below.
- Charnwood Hate Reporting Centres (PDF Document, 0.18 Mb)
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Interpretation and translation
For information on what support we offer, please visit our interpretation and translation webpage.
Last updated: Tue 31st October, 2017 @ 10:04