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National hate crime awareness week

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This week is the national hate crime awareness week. So I wanted to take this opportunity to remind you that we're here and ready to help anyone who has been affected by someone else's prejudice, ignorance or violence. Find out below how to spot a hate crime, report it, or get help, support and advice – both online and in your community.

What is hate crime?

Hate crime comes in many different forms and strikes at the heart of communities. With your help, we can tackle those responsible for hate crime and keep our communities safe.
Hate crimes, such as racist crime and homophobic crime, are one of our highest priorities. In partnership with external agencies, we’re supporting the needs of victims, their families and their communities to make them safer and prevent re-victimisation.

Why report hate crime?

It’s not OK to be targeted because of who you, your family or your friends are – or who people think they are. You have the right to live your life free from abuse and violence. If you’ve been the victim of a hate crime remember it is not your fault and help is available.
By reporting hate crime you may be able to prevent this from happening again to you or someone else. Our officers and staff are trained to deal with hate crime sensitively and professionally.

Remember, you don’t have to be the victim of hate crime to report it. You can report anything you’ve seen happening to someone else, or report it on their behalf if they don’t want to.

Report hate crime online

You can report hate crime online by visiting https://www.northants.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/ . Our team will investigate your report and get back to you within two days.

Other ways to report hate crime

If you’d prefer not to get in touch online, there’s a range of ways you can report what happened. Call 101 Our national, non-emergency telephone number is staffed 24/7.  Call us on 101 to report a hate crime or to get support or advice.
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Paul Hurst (Police, PCSO, Northampton South West - Brackmills)

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