National Hate Crime Awareness Week – 14th to 21st October, 2017
National Hate Crime Awareness Week is being held from 14 to 21 October 2017- a time to shine a light on hate crime, and to encourage victims to report and to take action to deter perpetrators.
Partners across the North Wales Region including the Local Authorities, North Wales Police and Victim Support, are working together to highlight the issues of hate crime and promote reporting to the Police and Victim Support.
A hate crime is any crime that is targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards them. These can be motivated by a person’s disability, their race or ethnicity, their religion or belief, their sexual orientation or their transgender. The crime may manifest itself in a number of ways including verbal abuse, offensive graffiti, threats, damage to property, assault, cyber bullying, abusive texts, emails or phone calls.
If you or someone you know is a victim of hate crime there are a number of ways to report it:
- Call the Police directly by dialling 999 if you are in immediate danger, or 101 for non-emergencies or complete the North Wales Police on line reporting form which can be found here https://www.north-wales.police.uk/advice-and-support/stay-safe/hate-crime
- Telephone: 0300 30 31 982 [Free, 24/7] to contact Victim Support directly. Calls are treated confidentially and you have the option to remain anonymous.
You can also report online at www.reporthate.victimsupport.org.uk