What is hate crime?
Hate crime involves any criminal offence which is perceived, by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a personal characteristic. Hate crime can be motivated by:
- Gender identity
- Religion or faith
- Sexual orientation
You can find out more about hate crime in the Warrington Speak Up hate crime leaflet [pdf].
How to report a hate crime
Please come forward and report any hate crime you are being subjected to or witness. You can do this:
- By phone - by calling the Police on 101, or in an emergency, calling 999
- In person by going to a local police station or a hate crime reporting centre
- Online - by going to the police service website True Vision, which allows you to report hate crime online
Let's Stop Hate Crime - Warrington Hate Crime Strategy
Warrington Borough Council and Cheshire Police, working in partnership with our partners from across the voluntary, public and private sectors are pleased to present a revised Hate Crime Strategy for Warrington. This marks the next stage of our work to develop zero tolerance to hate crime in our communities and support victims to a better and safer future.
Hate crime affects all communities and if not tackled can lead to isolation and victimisation of individuals and vulnerable groups. The strategy contains our priorities for the next three years which are:-
- Increase awareness of hate crime by improving understanding of what constitutes a hate crime and challenging attitudes within communities by educating people about the impact of hate crime.
- Improve reporting of hate crime by publishing details of where victims, witnesses and communities can get help and support and what happens when an incident is reported.
- Working with minority communities including Gypsies and Travellers to combat race and religiously motivated hate crime and Anti-Muslim hate crime
- Increase awareness and reporting of disability related harassment and mate crime by raising awareness of what constitutes disability related harassment and mate crime and the devastating impact this has on victims and their families. We will challenge attitudes towards disabled people in order to change the way in which disabled people are viewed, valued and included in society.
We are committed to delivering this strategy and have developed an action plan which sets out how we will deliver our priorities.
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