National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2019

16th October 2019

Its national National Hate Crime Awareness Week (October 12 – 19 2019) and its an opportunity to raise awareness and understanding of what hate crime is and to encourage victims to come forward.

What is hate crime?

Hate crime is an incident or crime which is perceived to be motivated by prejudice or hostility (or perceived to be so) against a person’s:

  • Race – nationality, ethnicity, skin colour and heritage
  • Faith – religion, belief, non-religious belief
  • Disability – physical, hearing and visual impairments, mental ill health and learning disabilities
  • Sexual orientation – people who identify as lesbian, gay, bi-sexual or heterosexual
  • Gender identity – people who identify as ‘trans’ including transgender or transsexual people

It can include things like:

  • Physical assault
  • Damage to property
  • Offensive graffiti
  • Arson
  • Inciting hatred online
  • Name calling
  • Attacks or violence

Put a stop to it

Even if you are unsure whether what you have experienced or witnessed was a crime, by reporting the incident, it enables us to support the victim, deal with it appropriately, work with our partners to better understand hate crime and ultimately, stop others becoming victims.

Report it

Call 101 or in an emergency call 999.

You can also report Hate online, click here for the form.

As well as the police you can also report hate to other agencies if you prefer. Please bear in mind this information will be passed on to enable us to investigate.

Phone: 0800 138 1625
Text Relay: 18001 0900 130 1625
Online Form:
Post: Stop Hate UK, PO Box 484, LS7 9BZ