Hate Crime

A hate incident is any abuse, bullying, violence or vandalism believed to be motivated because of the victim’s race, religion, gender, disability, age, or sexuality. 

Hate incidents can feel like crimes to those who suffer them, and they often escalate to crimes or tensions in a community. 

Reporting hate crimes

The police are concerned about hate crimes and hate incidents and you should report these to the police. The police can only prosecute when the law is broken but can work with partners from other agencies to try and prevent any escalation in seriousness. More information is available from North Yorkshire Police.

You can also report hate crimes to the True Vision website.

Supporting victims

Stop Hate has a 24-hour telephone helpline to assist victims. Stop Hate UK is staffed by trained operators 24 hours a day and is available on 0800 138 1625.

Visit the supporting victims website to find out what victim support services are available to you in North Yorkshire.

North Yorkshire Partnerships hate crime and the inclusive communities joint coordinating group can also offer advice and support. 

Other organisations can also provide information and support.

Stop Hate UK.