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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:

  • disability
  • gender identity
  • race
  • 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.

The difference between a hate crime and a hate incident is explained in the video below.

How to report a hate crime or incident

If you live in Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, you can:

  • call Leicestershire Police on 999 in an emergency
  • telephone Leicestershire Police on the non-emergency number 101
  • visit your local police station
  • telephone the Hate Incident Monitoring Project on 0116 305 8263
  • complete the Hate Incident Report online form 
  • text Leicestershire Police on 07624 818 901 (only to be used by people who are deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or speech impaired)
  • visit or telephone a reporting centre near you (see below).

If you are a victim and live outside Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, you can report an incident on the True Vision website.

Where to report a hate incident in your local area

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