Hate crime is a crime committed against someone because of their disability or perceived disability, gender-identity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation are hate crimes and should be reported to police.
For example, a person or group of people could have;
- threatened you or hurt you
- stolen from you
- damaged something you own
- encouraged others to commit hate crime
- harrassed or bullied you eg spat at you, called you names
Disability Hate crime is massively under reported as many people don’t know how to report it or who to talk to.
How to report Hate crime:
- If the matter involves an attack or serious crime – DIAL 999
- If it is verbal abuse or a less threatening situation – DIAL 101
- There is also a Hate Incident Reporting Line – 0800 1381624
- If you do not feel happy reporting the incident yourself a third party can do this for you. Contact a support organisation or Disabled Peoples organisation such as CiLK. This is called 3rd party reporting
- On a computer either you or someone you trust can contact True Vision to report it online
- Alternatively, you can call into your nearest police station and talk to the Community Liaison Officer.