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Did you know that behaviour such as name calling, mocking, bullying, intimidation and threats can be hate incidents? Did you know that anyone can report a hate incident?
Hate incidents and hate crimes are recorded based upon perception. If the reporting person or victim perceives that the victim was targeted due to his/ her perceived disability, race, faith, sexual orientation or transgender identity, then the incident must be recorded.
What is a hate incident?
Any behaviour which is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice based upon
- Race or Ethnicity
- Religion or Faith
- Sexual Orientation
- Transgender Identity
Behaviour which is targeted based on any aspect of a person’s personal identity should be reported. We encourage people to report all incidents. Hate incidents are not acceptable and will not be tolerated. Leeds is committed to ensuring proportionate responses are levelled against perpetrators of hate incidents and appropriate support is given to victims.
What is mate crime?
The term ‘Mate Crime’ is being used by some disability organisations to raise awareness. People with learning disabilities are often befriended by people who then exploit them. These are groups and individuals who pretend to be friends but who are really taking advantage of people. Mate Crime or Hate Crime, report it.
Where can I report a hate incident?
Online: you can report a hate incident online at : www.stophateuk.org/tell ( Please see the external links opposite)
Stop Hate UK, freephone - 24 hour helpline 0800 1381625
West Yorkshire Police 101
In an emergency 999
Dial 18001 before any number for text relay for deaf or hearing impaired.
In person: you can report a hate incident in person at any Hate Incident Reporting Centre. Please see the downloads section for a list of hate incident reporting centres in Leeds.
By text: 07717 989025
If you are in immediate danger, please dial 999.
Please see our Easy Read Leaflets in the documents section and further information in the frequently askes questions.