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Crime Prevention,

Hate Crime

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Hatred is the targeting of individuals, groups or communities because of who they are.


What are hate crime and hate incidents?

Hatred is a strong term that goes beyond simply causing offence or hostility.

A hate incident is any incident, which may or may not constitute a criminal offence, that is perceived by the victim, or any other person, as being motivated by prejudice or hate. Hate crime is any hate incident, which constitutes a criminal offence, and is perceived by the victim or any other person as being motivated by prejudice or hate.

Hate crime and incidents can be committed against a person or their property. They are motivated, or perceived to be motivated, by the offender’s hatred of someone because of their:

  • Age

  • Gender Identity / Reassignment

  • Being married or in a civil partnership

  • Being pregnant or on maternity leave

  • Disability

  • Race including colour, ethnic origin, nationality or national origins

  • Religion or belief

  • Sex

  • Sexual orientation


Hate offences include:

  • Physical attacks – such as physical assault, damage to property, offensive graffiti, neighbour disputes, and arson

  • Threat of attack – including offensive letters, abusive or obscene telephone calls, groups hanging around to intimidate, and unfounded, malicious complaints

  • Verbal abuse or insults – offensive leaflets, stickers and posters, abusive gestures, dumping of rubbish outside homes or through letterboxes, and bullying at school or in the workplace

Hate crime... so do we

Humberside Police and the Safer Communities Partnership are reaching out to victims of hate crime. The "Hate crime... so do we" scheme was launched on 7th June 2010 and aims to encourage the reporting of hate incidents and hate crimes by providing a variety of convenient reporting methods that the community will be comfortable with using.

Through consultation events the community has worked with Humberside Police to create the scheme. The name "Hate crime... so do we" was selected from a large range of suggestions put forward by different community groups. The chosen name was submitted by a member of the local Hull Muslim Group, Jay Choudhury.

Diversity and Cohesion Manager Adil Khan said: "Humberside Police will not tolerate any form of hate crime. We are committed to ensuring the safety of our community members, regardless of their race, beliefs, immigration status, sexual orientation, or belief." 

How to report hate crime

Anyone can report a hate incident or crime - even if you are just an observer. No incident is too minor to report. No matter how insignificant the incident might seem to you, it might be the final piece of a jigsaw that we are compiling, enabling the arrest and prosecution of an offender. Report a hate incident or crime (anonymously if you wish) via:

  • Police emergency telephone: dial 999 if a person or property are in immediate danger

  • Police non-emergency telephone: 101

  • Hate crime reporting line: 0300 123 4283 if you'd rather not speak to a police operator

  • Text: 07772 867 343

  • Email:

  • Self-reporting form available to pick up from over 40 organisations across North East Lincolnshire including Lincolnshire Housing Partnership, Foresight, libraries, Municipal Offices, Waltham Parish Council and Longhurst Group.

Or fill out the report form by clicking here

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