Council backs Hate Crime Awareness Week

Hate Crime Awareness Week ANL-150610-130936001
Hate Crime Awareness Week ANL-150610-130936001
  • Campaign runs from October 10 to October 17

South Holland District Council is supporting National Hate Crime Awareness Week which takes place later this month.

The council is working in partnership across Lincolnshire to support the campaign which runs from Saturday, October 10 to Saturday, October 17.

A hate crime is a crime that the victim or any other person perceives to be motivated by hostility or prejudice towards any aspect of a person’s identity

Research suggests that over 80 per cent of hate crimes are not reported to the Police and the initiative aims to raise awareness of what hate crime is and how to respond to it, encourage reporting, and promote local support services and resources.

A hate crime is a crime that the victim or any other person perceives to be motivated by hostility or prejudice towards any aspect of a person’s identity.

Police forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland annually monitor five strands of hate crime these are disability, gender identity, race, ethnicity or nationality, religion, faith or belief and sexual orientation.

A hate incident is any incident, which may or may not be a crime, in which the victim or any other person perceives to be motivated by hostility or prejudice towards any aspect of a person’s identity.

To report a hate crime call the free helpline on 0800 138 1625 which is accessible 24 hours a day.

For more information about hate crime and National Hate Crime Awareness Week visit www.stophate.org.uk