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Hate crime

A hate crime is any criminal act committed against a person or property that is motivated by the offender's hatred or dislike of people because of their gender status, race, religion, disability or sexual orientation.

A hate incident is an incident where someone does a bad thing to another person because of hate or a dislike, but what they do is not a crime. This could be showing anger and being unfriendly towards a person or group because they do not like the way a person looks.

If you are a victim or have seen an incident happen to someone else, you can share this information in confidence and anonymously (if you wish to) with us and the police.

Report hate crime

In an emergency - telephone 999

In a non emergency you can report a hate crime by completing the online form below.



Alternatively you can report a hate crime by -

Access the hate crime video (link opens in a new window) 

What happens next

The information that you provide is sent to the relevant person within the council or to other partners such as the police. By providing as much information as possible, the police and partners can work together.

We will use the information you provide to resolve the incident. This will be dealt with in strictest confidence. Due to the sensitive nature of the information received we will do our best to contact you. If you give us permission we will also share this information with the police and other partners and work together to prevent it from escalating or occurring again.

Why you should report hate crime

Along with the police and our partners, we are committed to responding to all hate crime and hate incidents.

We all have a right to live our lives in peace and with dignity at home, or in the community. When hate crimes are unreported the offenders are free to commit similar crimes again so your information is vital to help.

By reporting incidents, you will also enable us, the police and our partners to build up a pattern of incidents taking place in Hull, helping to hotspot where there are issues, help target police and council resources and educate people on the seriousness of certain issues.

Contact us

Hull Community Cohesion Team
Pearson Park Police Station
19 Pearson Park
Hull
HU5 2TD

Tel: 01482 300 300
Email: hatecrime&tension@hullcc.gov.uk

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