Hate crime is harassing, victimising, intimidating or abusing someone because of their race, faith, religion, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.
It can include:
- physical attacks
- people swearing at you or making abusive remarks
- people doing things that frighten, intimidate or distress you
- bullying at school, college or place of work
- spitting or making insulting gestures
A hate incident is any incident which is perceived to be motivated by hate by the victim or any other person.
If you feel you are a victim of a hate crime or incident, or you have witnessed a hate crime, please contact the police immediately on telephone 101. In an emergency always telephone 999.
Alternatively if you do not feel that you can contact the police you can go to one of the many community reporting centres in Warrington or report a hate crime through the True Vision website.
You can find out more about hate crime in the Warrington Speak Up hate crime leaflet.
Warrington Borough Council is an active part of the Warrington Hate Crime and Incidents Partnership, which brings together key organisations within the town to work together with the aim of eliminating hate crime. The partnership has developed a Warrington Hate Crime Reduction Strategy 2012-15 [pdf].
A full list of Hate Crime Partnership Member Organisations is available.
Updates on the activity of the group are also available.