Hate Crime

Hate Crime is a criminal offence. It is defined as subjecting a person to harassment, victimisation, intimidation or abuse because of their race, faith, religion, disability or because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

East Herts Council is working closely with other partners in the to reduce all hate crimes and provide an appropriate response to victims. Alongside all the relevant agencies EHC actively encourages the reporting of hate crimes and incidents.

Report a Hate Crime

Hate crime can take many forms - it can be harassment, threats, bullying, people swearing at you, disputes with your neighbours, spitting or insulting gestures and physical attacks. You can report a hate crime to the police on the Hertfordshire Constabulary website or calling the police non emergency number 101.

Alternatively, the True Vision website has more information about hate crime or incidents and how to report it.

Many people find that it helps to talk to someone who understands. Victim Support volunteers are specially trained to offer practical help and emotional support. They can be contacted on 0845 30 30 900 or on the Victim Support website.