Hate incidents can isolate and frighten individuals, cause tension in the wider community and are known to be under-reported.
What is a hate incident?
A hate incident is any incident which the victim, or anyone else, believes is based on someone’s prejudice towards them because of their;
- Sexual orientation
- Gender identity
Hate incidents can include:
- Name calling
- Physical attack
- Hate mail and texts
- Hate material on social media
We encourage anyone who has been victim of a hate incident or who has witnessed one to report it to the Police straightaway.
Reporting hate incidents
You can report a hate incident if you are a victim, if you have witnessed an incident, or on behalf of someone else and there are a number of ways to report a hate incident:
- In an emergency always phone 999
- In a non-emergency phone 101
- Contact the police via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website www.norfolk.police.uk to find out more
- Use the Norfolk Police online crime reporting form
STOP HATE in Norfolk aims to create a consistent standard for tackling hate incidents and crime in Norfolk and provides a resource for everyone who wants to work towards tackling Hate in Norfolk. To access these resources, click here https://www.norfolk.police.uk/stop-hate
Hate crime is something we are committed to stopping and we work closely with the Police and other partners to ensure you are able to get support and report incidents that have happened to you, or that you have witnessed.
The Norfolk County Council and Norfolk police have produced a leaflet and their websites have active links as below: