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Hate crime

Hate crime causes great distress to its victims and the wider community. Suffolk Police takes this type of crime very seriously and is committed to tackling it to make our communities safer.

What is Hate Crime?

Any criminal offence which is perceived to be motivated by prejudice based on:

  • race
  • religion or belief
  • physical or sensory disability
  • learning disability or mental health
  • age
  • gender
  • sexual orientation
  • gender identity.

What does Suffolk Police do about Hate Crime?

It is the policy of Suffolk Police to record and investigate hate crime.

Incidents which may appear minor in nature to some, are far more serious when part of a pattern of behaviour directed at members of a minority group.

Suffolk Police uses a problem solving approach to seek long-term solutions.

People who witness or are the victim of hate crime are encouraged to report the incident to the police as soon as possible.

Reporting Hate Crime

You can report Hate Crime directly to us online selecting using our crime reporting form

You can report Hate Crime online, anonymously via True Vision.

If you prefer to speak to someone, please dial 101, where someone will be able to help you.

Always dial 999 when life is threatened or people are injured, or if there is a crime in progress or an immediate police response is necessary.

For more information on hate crime visit http://www.stophateuk.org/

Norfolk and Suffolk Victim Care

If you’ve been affected by hate crime and would like support, contact Norfolk and Suffolk Victim Care on 0300 303 3706. Crimes do not have to be reported to access this free and confidential service.

For more information visit https://www.nsvictimcare.org/

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