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 or email: 101@gloucestershire.police.uk

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.