What is Hate Crime? Hate Crime can come in many forms … we define hate crime as any incident which may or may not constitute a criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person as being motivated by hate or prejudice.
Have you or your home been attacked or have you witnessed this happening to someone else? This could include damage to property, name calling, arson, graffiti, violence, providing or offering offensive literature, dumping of rubbish or other offensive materials in or near the victim’s home. If you think this could be because of:
- Sexual orientation
Then this is a hate crime incident.
Reporting Hate Crime in Sefton
So if you are suffering from hate crime, contact us in confidence and we can give you all the support you need. Anyone suffering from hate crime can make a full report by following this link.
Hate Crime Reporting Centres
If you don’t feel comfortable going directly to the police, then there are third party reporting centres across Merseyside where you can report hate crime in confidence. Our nearest ones are at Hugh Baird College or at the Venus Centre. These centres are independent, non-police centres that allow you to report incidents in complete confidence. Staff at the centres are fully trained and can help you contact the police or Stop Hate UK to report any incidents of hate or abuse.