Hate crime or hate incidents

A hate incident is any incident, which may or may not be a criminal offence. It can be perceived by the victim or any other person.

How to report a crime or incident

 

If you have witnessed crime or an incident and it is an emergency please call 999.

If you would like to report a hate incident or crime you can do one of the following:

Hate crimes are any criminal offences that are committed because of hostility or prejudice towards a person's:

  • race
  • disability
  • religion or faith
  • sexual orientation
  • gender identity
  • age
  • gender

Hate crimes include:

  • harassment
  • intimidation
  • damage to property
  • physical assaults
  • verbal abuse including threats and bullying

All of the above can be done in person or online, through letters and other using methods of contact.

A hate incident is recognised by the victim or any other person as being motivated by prejudice or hate because of their:

  • race
  • faith or religion
  • sexual orientation
  • gender identity
  • disability
  • gender age or
  • alternative lifestyle

Hate incidents include:

  • name calling
  • making nasty jokes
  • making people feel uncomfortable
  • ignoring or isolating 
  • encouraging others to behave in such a way

​Further information

The documents below have further information on hate crime and hate incidents:

For further information please visit the Northants Police website.

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