What is Hate Crime?
A Hate Crime is any incident where the victim or anyone else thinks it is motivated by hostility or prejudice. Hate crime can be committed against a person or their property.
Victims are targeted because of their:
- disability / mental health
- race, ethnicity or nationality
- religion or belief
- sexual orientation or transgender identity
Hate incidents include:
- verbal abuse
- abusive phone calls
- hate mail
- anti-social behaviour
- damage to property
- theft or burglary
If you’ve experienced a hate incident or hate crime you can report it to the police or one of the two local hate crime partnerships. You can contact any of the local or national services listed below who will give you advice and support in confidence.
In an emergency or if your safety is at risk do not hesitate to call the police on 999.
Hate crime is an offence and police can take action.
Local services who can help you:
CACH 07971 497988
Chase Against Crime of Hate
(Stafford, Cannock, South East, East Staffs, Tamworth and Lichfield)
Staffordshire Victims Gateway
For advice and support call us on:
Tel: 0330 0881 339
Challenge North Staffs
Respond 0808 808 0700
Works with children and adults with learning disabilities who have experienced abuse or trauma
Voice 01332 291 042
Helps people who have suffered from Disability Hate Crime.
Below are a couple of links that will give you further information about Hate Crime:
Stop Hate UK 0800 138 1625
Crime Prevention Information
It may be useful to you to have some advice on crime prevention to see what you can do to protect yourself in the future. You can find lots of useful information on local crime prevention by clicking here: https://www.staffordshire.police.uk/crimeprevention
For more help and support on any of the above, please contact Staffordshire Victim Gateway.
7 in 10 people who use our Victim Gateway service are happy with the outcome.