Hate Crime

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Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person’s:

  • Disability
  • Race or ethnicity
  • Religion or belief
  • Sexual orientation
  • Transgender identity

Hate crime not only has a harmful effect on its victims by attacking who they are as individuals because of their race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or transgender identity, but also on their families and communities. It includes online and verbal abuse as well as physical assaults.

How do I report?

Hate Crime can be reported directly to police online www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/report-something/report-crime  or anonymously via True Vision.

If you prefer to speak to someone, please dial 101, where someone will be able to help you.

Always dial 999 when life is threatened or people are injured, or if there is a crime in progress or an immediate police response is necessary.

 Advice for victims of hate crime:

  •  Avoid confrontation and get yourself somewhere safe before considering reporting.
  •  Keep a note of what happened to the best of your ability, including; time, location, and a description of the offender(s).
  •  Try to retain any information or evidence relating to the incident e.g. text messages, social media posts, letters, etc.
  •  Remember, support is available even if you don’t want to report the incident.


For more information and advice visit www.suffolk.police.uk/hatecrime or www.hatecrime.campaign.gov.uk/

For more information on the National Hate Crime Awareness week please visit https://nationalhcaw.uk

Watch the Hate Crime animation here.

Download digital hate crime leaflet. 

Download hate crime leaflet for print.