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Being you is not a crime: hate crime is


What is a hate crime?

A hate crime is any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice based on a person’s:

  • Race (including nationality, national origin, ethnic origin, race and colour)
  • Religion
  • Sexual orientation
  • Disability
  • Transgender
  • Individual characteristic that makes someone appear different

Examples of hate crime

Any type of crime can be a hate crime. Examples include:

  • Physical attacks
  • Damage to property
  • Offensive graffiti
  • Arson
  • Threats of attack
  • Offensive letters
  • Abusive or obscene telephone calls
  • Anti-social behaviour and intimidation
  • Offensive language and harassment

What can you expect from the police?

All reports of hate crime will receive a police response. They may not be able to respond immediately, but they will act on all reports.

How do I report a hate crime?

You can report a crime in confidence in any of the following ways:

  • Report online to True Vision
  • In an emergency call 999
  • For non-emergencies call 101
  • Call in at a police station or stop police officers in the street
  • Contact Victim Support on 0300 303 1977
  • Contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111


Victims of anti-Muslim hate can also report online to Tell MAMA or by calling them on 0800 456 1226. Tell MAMA supports victims of anti-Muslim hate and is a public service which also measures and monitors anti-Muslim incidents. It is not a replacement for the Police Service. In an emergency, please call 999.

Warwickshire Hate Crime Action Plan 2015-16

Public and third sector partners across Warwickshire have developed a partnership action plan to prevent hate crime in the county, increase reporting and improve the response and support available for victims.

The action plan is delivered by the multi-agency County Hate Crime Group which reports to the Safer Warwickshire Partnership Board.

Warwickshire Hate Crime Action Plan 2015-16 (pdf, 77 Kb)annual-report-cover-pic

Warwickshire Hate Crime Annual Report 2016

The annual report below provides a summary of hate crime in Warwickshire during 2015/16 and partnership activity to address the issues.

Warwickshire Hate Crime Annual Report 2016 (pdf, 2,463.4 Mb)



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