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
- Phone: 0808 281 0112
- Online: victimsupport.org.uk
- Phone: 0800 555111
- Online: www.crimestoppers-uk.org
An online reporting form is also available via the True Vision website.