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Hate crime

What is a hate crime?

How can I report a hate crime?

Who can report a hate crime?


Mansfield District Council takes hate crime very seriously. It is important that all hate crime is reported so it can be dealt with appropriately.

What is hate crime?

A hate crime is any incident which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be driven by hatred or hostility because of one or more of the following:

  • race, ethnicity and nationality

  • religion, faith or belief

  • disability

  • gender identity

  • sexual preference, or

  • age.

Hate crime can be targeted at anyone who associates with people who identify with any of these groups and directed at individuals, families and groups of people.

Hate crime can take the form of an assault, verbal abuse, threats, name calling, harassment, damage to property, arson, cyber bullying (Facebook, Twitter etc.).

How can I report a hate crime?

You can report hate crime in several ways:

True Vision is a website where you can report a hate crime if you do not want to go directly to the police. The police will still record and investigate this offence even if you do not want to give your details.

Stop Hate UK offer independent and confidential information, advice and support to anybody affected by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender hate crime.

Who can report a hate crime?

Anyone can report hate crime. You can report hate crime if:

  • You are a victim of hate crime.

  • You are a witness to hate crime.

  • You are a third party reporting on behalf of someone else.



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