Hate crime

What is hate?

Hate in the context of behaviour and attitude has been defined as; “Acts of violence, hostility and intimidation directed towards people because of their identity or perceived difference” (Chakraborti, Garland and Hardy 2014:6)

This could be an incident or offence that you as the victim (or as a witness) perceive was motivated by hostility or prejudice based on ANY aspect of your identity.

Gloucestershire constabulary has information about what to do if you are a victim of or a witness to a hate crime or incident. If you have seen someone experience a hate incident or a hate crime then it’s important to note just how valuable you are. Research and reporting experience show that the victim or victims are unlikely to report it, so a witness can help to be a voice for that victim(s).

Reporting a hate crime

If you are a victim or a witness to ANY hate incidents, please contact the police.

If the hate crime or incident puts an individual or property in immediate danger then call 999.

For non-emergencies, contact the Police by calling 101.

You can also report by phone or online, anonymously if preferred, to Victim Support

Or Crimestoppers

An online reporting form is also available via the True Vision website.