Hate crime is defined as crimes committed against someone because of their disability, gender-identity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. These should be reported to the police.
Hate crimes can include:
- Threatening behaviour
- Damage to property
- Inciting others to commit hate crimes
Hate crime is a criminal offence and you need to report it to the Police immediately. You must also let the Police know if you are concerned about your safety. If the case is an emergency you should phone 999. Otherwise, call 101.
Once you have spoken to the Police, please send us the incident report number and the officer’s name so we can contact them. We will work with them and yourself to agree on the next steps.
You can make your report using our online ASB form, but delays are possible. In an emergency, you may wish to contact us by phone on 0116 2576716.
If the behaviour has been ongoing, please complete our incident diary sheets with dates and times of the incidents and send these to us. You can do this by hand or by post, but it may be quicker to do it electronically and attach them when completing the online ASB form.
If you do not believe you can safely return to your home, you should report this to the police; PA Housing can not offer any temporary accommodation, but if the Police agree that you are unsafe to return home you can approach your local authority for emergency accommodation (with proof of the police verification).
Hate crime is reported and tracked nationally, so it is important to report any instance of hate to the police. This can be done by filling in the Hate Crime reporting form below.
If you need support to deal with the ASB you can phone the national Victim Support line on 08 08 16 89 111.
For more support following incidences of hate, please visit the Report It website which has a list of organisations that specialise in combatting different forms of Hate Crime.