FAQ

FAQ

Is the project free to access?

There are no charges to access this project, all the support, information and advice that we give to you is all free of charge, we only ask that you give us feedback.

How do I download the smartphone application?

Simply using your mobile phone go onto the Play Store or Apple Store depending on your mobile phone, then search the application tackling hate crime together.

What is a hate crime?

Hate crimes and incidents are taken to mean any crime or incident where the perpetrator’s prejudice against an identifiable group of people is a factor in determining who is victimised.

Any incident or crime, which is perceived to be motivated because of a person’s actual or preserved race, disability, religion, sexual Orientation or transgender by the victim or any other person, will be classed as hate crime.

What is anti-social behaviour?

The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 defines anti-social behaviour as acting in a manner that has “caused or was likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons not of the same household” as the perpetrator.

How can I report hate crime?

This website will give you many options relating to how to report a hate crime.

Can I report a crime to you anonymously?

If you are in no immediate danger you can report a crime anonymously, the report will be sent to the police for their intelligence and community safety, however no personal details will be passed on.

How do you help people report hate crime?
  • We are a third party signposting centre
  • We have a contact number that you can phone for advice we then offer support to help with the next steps.
  • We are a point of contact that is independent & non-judgemental.
  • We can signpost you to a 24 hour support telephone line if you are a victim of hate crime.
What are the reasons why some people don’t report hate crime?

Below are some of the reasons why people don’t report hate crime.

  • People who have their confidence knocked can find it very difficult to then try and explain what has happened to an often less than sympathetic third party.
  • Experience tells me I will be treated a simply a nuisance or a moaner
  • Because it would have been my word against theirs and I was afraid
  • Scared of being involved with the police.
  • Because it could make it worse, possible revenge attacks. Other incidents are too minor to report, although just as hurtful.
  • I was frightened of comebacks, and more of the same. Who would believe me anyway?
  • A feeling of hopelessness that they (Local Authority) didn’t care.
  • Doesn’t seem much point, no one is going to do anything about it and it will only make things worse if I do.