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Hate Crime awareness week

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Hate Crime Awareness Week is taking place across the country from 10th to 17th October 2020.

West Yorkshire Police and our partners are supporting Hate Crime Awareness Week in various ways, such as events, both online and in person where possible and with regular videos and updates on social media.


What is a Hate Crime?

A Hate Crime is any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a person's disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity or perceived disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Examples include:

Physical attacks, such as physical assault, damage to property, offensive graffiti and arson;

Threat of attack, such as inciting hatred by words, pictures or videos, offensive letters, abusive or obscene telephone calls, groups hanging around to intimidate, and unfounded malicious complaints;

Members of the Police and Crime Commissioner's Youth Advisory Group explain what hate crime is ï‚Ž



What is a Hate Incident?

A Hate Incident is any non-crime incident which is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a person's disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity or perceived disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Examples include:

Verbal or online abuse, insults or harassment, such as taunting, offensive leaflets and posters, abusive gestures, dumping of rubbish outside homes or through letterboxes, and bullying at school or in the workplace.

A hate incident doesn't mean that we won't take it seriously if someone reports it.







How do I report a Hate Crime / Incident?

A Hate Crime / Incident can be reported by:
Calling 999 in an emergency. You can also text using the emergencySMS facility by texting 999. You need to register first by texting 'register' to 999

Call 101 for non-emergencies

Use Text Relay/TypeTalk on 18001 101

For non-emergency hate incidents use our online hate crime reporting form

Use our LiveChat facility at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101LiveChat

Call in person at any police station (click here to find your nearest police station)

If you would rather not speak to a Police Officer, you can : -
- contact Stop Hate UKï‚Ž - (free reporting App availableï‚Ž)
- contact True Visionï‚Ž
- contact Tell MAMA for Islamophic hate crimes or hate incidents
- contact Community Security Trust (CST)ï‚Ž for anti-Semitic hate crimes or hate incidents
- use one of the independent Hate Incident Reporting Centres provided by Local Authorities across West Yorkshire (click here to find the nearest one to where you live)

If you have been the victim of behaviour you felt was inappropriate by a police officer or member of police staff you can report a police complaint.
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Asha Iqbal (Police, NSO, LD Leeds)

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