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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.

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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;
  • Graffiti;
  • Arson;
  • Malicious complaints over parking, visitors, smells, noise etc.

Need more information? Read our leaflet ‘No place for hate’ (pdf)

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