Hate incidents and hate crime
Citizens Advice North Lincolnshire is a Hate Reporting Centre. We can help you with hate incidents and hate crimes through our advice service. Take a look at our opening times and contact information if you have experienced hate.
Report a hate crime
Report a hate crime immediately if you or someone you know has been attacked because of their disability, gender identity, race, religion or sexual orientation.
You have a right to be who you are
If you’re attacked because of your disability, gender identity, race, religion or sexual orientation, this is a hate incident.
Hate incidents include both non crimes and crimes, and if they are a crime they are known as a hate crime. It is important to note that anyone can consider something a hate incident, not just the person on the receiving end.
Hate incidents can happen anywhere, to anyone, at any time.
- Verbal abuse, such as name-calling or offensive jokes;
- Harassment, such as constantly knocking the door or throwing eggs at windows;
- Bullying or intimidation by children, adults, neighbours or strangers;
- Physical assault on a person, such as hitting, punching, pushing, spitting or violent words;
- Threats of violence;
- Hoax calls, abuse phone, text, email or social media messages;
- Insulting or derogatory comments online, including via Facebook, Twitter etc.;
- Displaying or circulating discriminatory literature;
- Harm or damage to your home, pet, vehicle, community building or place of worship etc.;
- Using dogs to frighten a person;
- Throwing rubbish into a garden;
- Disputes over tenancy, lease, insurance etc;
- Malicious complaints over parking, visitors, smells, noise etc.
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