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A hate incident is any incident targeted at a person where they are seen or believed to be different, this may be motivated by:
religion or belief
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.
It is called a hate crime, if the incident is a criminal offence.
If you know of any incident you think is hate related, you should report it.
The difference between a hate crime and a hate incident is explained in the video below. If you have been a victim of hate, help is available.
How to report a hate crime or incident
Telephone Leicestershire Police on the non-emergency number 101 or telephone the Hate Incident Monitoring Project on 0116 305 8263