Reporting Hate Crime
Hate crime is under-reported and below are some of the reasons
why people fail to report incidents. It is important to remember
hate crime is illegal, unacceptable and should not be tolerated.
Hate crime offenders are twice as likely to get caught.
Reasons for under-reporting
- Unaware of what hate crime is
- The relationship between perpetrator and victim
- Unaware of the support available to challenge
- Lack of confidence in authorities being able to deal with
- Not knowing how and where to report
- Embarrassed about seeking support
- ‘Low level’ incidents tolerated
- Previously told to “ignore it”
Peterborough police hate crime reports
|Race - traveller
|Race - other
|Faith - Islam
|Faith - Other
A specialist team of officers investigate Hate crimes and
provide help and support to those who have been affected by them.
Being different isn’t a crime. Hate crime is. Report it.
Hate crime is illegal and unacceptable and incidents should be
reported to the police on:
Alternatively you can use the police online
hate crime reporting form.
For deaf or hard of hearing call the MINICOM helpline on
RNID TypeTalk is a national telephone relay service which
enables, deaf, deafblind, hard of hearing and speech impaired
people to communicate, to access the service dial: 0800
Anyone can report a hate crime and they are tackled in
partnership with organisations across the city with expertise in
different crime-fighting areas.
Even if you do not consider the incident to be serious, it will
be recorded to demonstrate a record of events to support victims
and assist the investigation.
Reporting hate crime also helps to identify hotspots and
establish patterns of perpetrator behaviour..