What are hate incidents and hate crimes?
A hate incident is a non-crime incident that is seen by the victim or any other person as prejudice against someone’s actual or perceived race, religion, faith, disability, sexual orientation and/or transgender.
A hate crime is any criminal offence that is seen by the victim or any other person as motivated by someone’s actual or perceived race, religion, faith, disability, sexual orientation and/or transgender. We also have two additional categories:
What is other?
Broadly speaking, alternative sub-cultures are a specific group that carries a strong identity and set values and tastes that typically focus on distinctive style, clothing, makeup, body art, music preferences and/or hairstyle.
Other is used where the motivation is different from the six categories above. For example: a person is a member of the Armed Forces or has been targeted because of their body size or appearance.
Stamp It Out
‘Stamp It Out’ is Leicestershire Police’s hate crime prevention body and brings together key partners and organisations across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to provide a consistent approach to tackling hate incidents and hate crimes.
How can I report a hate incident or hate crime?
In an emergency always dial 999 In a non-emergency call 101 You can also report hate incident and hate crimes on-line at www.stamp-it-out.co.uk