Hate crime

Leeds: no place for hate. Join us and say NO to hate

Hate crime awareness week: 14-21 Oct. Drop in events are happening throughout the week near you.

16 Oct

1.30 - 4.00pm
Dewsbury Road One Stop Centre

17 Oct

9.30am - 12.00pm
Leeds City Train Station

1.30pm - 4.00pm
Leeds City Bus Station

18 Oct

9.30am - 12.00pm
Morrisons - Harehills Lane, LS8 3RG

1.30pm - 4.00pm
St James' Hospital - Bexley Wing

19 Oct

9.30am - 12.00pm
Leeds University Student Union

1.30pm - 4.00pm
B&M Store, Armley Road, LS12 2JL

5.00pm - 7.00pm
Queens Court Bar, Leeds City Centre, LS1 6LY

20 Oct

9.30am - 4.00pm
White Rose Centre

12.30pm - 2.30pm
Leeds Grand Mosque, 9 Woodsley Road, LS6 1SN

More information can be found in the related links section, including where to find your Hate Incident Reporting Centre.

Come together Leeds, stand with those affected by hate crime, remember those we have lost, and support those who need our ongoing support.

Hate Crime

Hate crime is any crime that is targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person’s Disability; Race or ethnicity; Religion or belief; Sexual orientation; Transgender identity.

Anyone can report a hate crime or hate incident.

Hate incident reporting centres have been set up to help people living and working in Leeds who have been the victim of a hate incident. This scheme is operated in partnership with West Yorkshire police, Stop Hate UK and Leeds City Council. The centres are in a number of different locations around Leeds and are identified by the hate incident reporting centre signs. The majority are in neighbourhood housing offices, and one stop centres, but also within a range of community projects. All information given at a reporting centre is confidential and can be given anonymously.

Also included within the documents available to download/print off is a short 'One Minute Guide' explaining what a hate crime/incident is, why it should be reported and who it can be reported to. The guide includes a number of Frequently asked questions and a self-reporting form for those who want to submit a report to the council.

Hate Crime MARACs

This is a multi agency meeting chaired by Safer Leeds and includes partners from West Yorkshire Police, Stop Hate UK, Victim Support, social sandlords and other partners. There are 3 Hate Crime MARACs across the city who meet every 6 weeks. The meeting will look at hate crime referrals and identify/arrange support for victims, co-ordinate action against perpetrators and identify any neighbourhood work needed.