Date Published: 14 October 2019
This week is National Hate Crime Awareness Week, a time where the police and local councils across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland work together to raise awareness of how and where you can report hate incidents.
A hate crime is when someone commits a crime against another person because of their disability, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, religion, or any other perceived difference.
It doesn’t always include physical violence and can include using offensive language or harassing someone because of who they are.
Hate incidents and crimes don’t just impact the victim but the whole community, and by working together with a range of agencies, we can stand together and support victims and let them know that, in Rutland, there is no place for hate.
You can report a hate incident and crime to the police by phoning 101, online via the Leicestershire Police website or via the Stamp It Out website.
It is a crime to be targeted for who you are. Report it to us and stand up to hate.