A hate incident is any targeted act, directed at someone because of who they are or who somebody thinks they are, motivated by the individual’s:
- gender identity
- religion or belief
- sexual orientation
Within Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland hate incidents and hate crimes are recorded against these five categories, as well as including a category for ‘any other perceived difference’ in order to align with Leicestershire Police’s recording of hate.
If you know of any incident you think is hate related, you should report it.
How to report a hate crime or incident
If you live in Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, you can:
- report hate crime and incidents to the police
- contact your local authority to report the hate incident
- complete the Hate Incident Report online form
- visit or telephone a reporting centre near you.
If you are a victim and live outside Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, you can report an incident on the True Vision website.