Hate crime is a crime against an individual based on their identity or their perceived difference.
Victims may have been bullied, harassed or abused because of who they are, their sexual orientation, gender, religion, ethnicity or lifestyle choice.
The crime against them may take the form of verbal abuse, offensive graffiti, threats, damage to property, assault, cyber bullying, abusive texts, emails or phone calls.
We need everyone to speak out against hate crime. If incidents are happening to you or someone you know then the effect can be huge.
What can you do to support National Hate Crime Awareness Week?
You don’t have to be a victim of Hate Crime yourself. If you witness a Hate Crime ….report it!
If anyone tells you that they have been a victim listen to their story and encourage them to report it
Spread the word that hate crime won’t be tolerated in North Wales through Facebook and twitter….Start conversations about it… Like and share the messages about Hate Crime on our Facebook page.
How do I report it?
Even if you think an individual incident is a small thing you should still report it and there are a number of ways you can report:
- Call into a police station or telephone 101 (or 999 in an emergency)
- Submit a Hate Crime Reporting form to North Wales Police – these can be found on the North Wales Police Website.
- Contact the Victim Support National Hate Crime Support and Reporting Centre on their FREE 24 hour helpline:0300 30 31 982 or online at www.reporthate.victimsupport.org.uk