What is a Hate Crime?
Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person’s:
- race or ethnicity
- religion or belief
- sexual orientation
- transgender identity
This can be committed against a person or property.
If you've been harassed, intimidated or abused and you perceive it to be because of one or more of the above, then please do not suffer in silence.
Why should I report a hate crime?
Hate crimes and incidents hurt; they can be confusing and frightening.
By reporting them when they happen to you, you may be able to prevent these incidents from happening to someone else. You will also help the police understand the extent of hate crime in your local area so they can better respond to it.
Reporting makes a difference - to you, your friends, and your life.
How Can I report a Hate Crime?
- You can report such incidents/crimes to the Equality Office
- All reports will be taken seriously and dealt with in a professional and supportive manner
- We will ensure your report is passed onto the Hertfordshire Constabulary within 48 hours.
- If it is an emergency, please call 999, or alternatively you can call 101.
- If you would like to report the crime yourself, you can do it via www.report-it.org.uk