What is Hate Crime?
Hate Crime is any crime that you think has happened to you because of disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.
Hate Crime laws protect certain groups of people in the UK, who fall under what is called a ‘protected characteristic’.
Protected Characteristics include:
- -Race or Ethnicity
- -Religion or Belief
- -Transgender Identity
- -Sexual Orientation
You can also be a victim of Hate Crime if you are not part of one of these groups, but someone might perceive you to be so.
You can also be part of more than one group.
Some examples of hate crime:
- Damage to your house, car, or other possessions
- Verbal abuse
- Attacks or Violence
- Graffiti Arson or Fire
- Online harassment and abuse
How to Report Hate Crime?
There are different ways you can report a hate crime:
Reporting online hate
You can report online hate through the form on the Enfield Council web page, or you can report it online at Truevision.
Report to a third party organisation:
- Enfield Disability Action (Community House)
- EREC (Enfield Racial Equality Council) (Community House)
- Every Parent and Child (Community House)
Report it to the Police:
- Call 101 non-emergency police
- Report to the police online (click here)
- Visit your local police station
If you are in immediate danger or badly hurt, always call 999. You can text 999 to the emergency SMS service if you’ve pre-registered your phone number. Emergency SMS service (Action on Hearing Loss). Another non–verbal way to connect with the emergency services is the TapSOS app.