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Hate Crime Reporting Centre

Nobody should have to live with the fear, anxiety and consequences of hate crime. Here in Kirklees, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Police, we provide support and guidance to victims and take positive action against perpetrators.

What is hate crime?

Hate crime can take place anywhere - at home, in the streets, at work, and at schools. Incidents can include threats, verbal abuse, graffiti, arson, robbery, violence towards you and damage to your property.

It affects individuals, families and communities. Nobody should have to live with the fear, anxiety and consequences of hate crime. Here in Kirklees, in partnership we provide support and guidance to victims and take positive action against perpetrators.

What is a hate incident?

A hate incident can be described as any incident which is perceived by the victim or any other person as to be motivated by an offender's hatred of someone because of their race, sexual orientation, disability and/or faith and religion.

Different types of hate incident:

Homophobia

When a person is bullied, attacked, harassed, or called names because they are (or are thought to be) lesbian, gay, transvestite, transsexual, transgender or bisexual.

Racism

Any incident that is perceived to be racist by the victim or any other person.

Disablism (a disability related hate incident)

Any incident which is perceived to be based upon prejudice towards, or hatred of, the victim because of their disability or so perceived by the victim or any other person.

Transgender (Transphobia)

Any criminal offence which is perceived, by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice against a person who is transgender or perceived to be transgender.

Faith or religion

Any incident which is perceived to be based upon prejudice towards, or hatred of, the faith of the victim or so perceived by the victim or any other person.

You can report an incident of hate by completing a secure online hate reporting form. All information you put on the form will be treated as confidential and will only be passed onto other parties if you provide permission to do so.

If you have been victim of a hate crime you can either come to the Advice Centre and we can help you fill out a form or you can use the form online here. Additionally, you can report via your mobile, learn how to download the App here.