Hate crime

Hate Crime

If you’ve experienced an act of violence or hostility because of who you are or because of what someone thinks you are, you may have been the victim of a hate incident or hate crime.

Hate incidents and hate crime happen because of prejudice or hostility based on a person’s disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or transgender identity.

The law considers hate incidents and hate crime to be particularly serious.

How can I report a Hate Crime?

You can report a Hate Crime in four ways:

  1. Directly to the police using 999 if it’s an emergency or 111 if it isn’t.
  2. Using ‘True Vision’ the police on-line reporting tool.
  3. Crime Stoppers – 0800 555 111.
  4. To a Hate Incident Reporting Centre. West Yorkshire Police, in partnership with Calderdale Council and Calderdale Hate Crime Partnership have established Third Party Hate Incident Reporting Centres to encourage victims of racist, homophobic, disability and faith based incidents to report at a location of their choice. This initiative is designed to improve access and provide alternative venues (in addition to Police Stations), for the reporting and recording of hate incidents.

    Why report Hate Crime?
    Registering a Hate Crime empowers the client by allowing their voice to be heard. It also monitors the level of this type of crime within our communities, which may lead to the allocation of additional resources.

Citizens Advice Calderdale is a Hate Incident Reporting Centre. Call in and we’ll help you report this incident.