Race Hate Crime
What is a Race Hate Crime?
Race hate crime is a crime which is committed against a person because of their race, religion, sexual orientation, transgender or disability.
Race hate crime takes many forms including:
- verbal and physical abuse
- threatening behaviour
- online abuse
- threatening or insulting texts
- damage to property
Race hate crime can happen anywhere. It can happen at home, at school, when you are on public transport, at work, when you are out socially or even online.
It can be a one-off incident or part of an ongoing campaign of harassment or intimidation.
Race hate incidents are not only carried out by strangers. It could be carried out by a carer, a neighbour, a colleague or someone you consider a friend.
How to report a Race Hate Crime?
If it’s an emergency and you are in immediate danger, always dial 999.
You can report a race hate incident or crime even if it wasn’t directed at you. For example, you could be a friend, neighbour, family member, support worker or simply a passer-by.
You can talk to YREN about any incident that makes you feel uncomfortable. If you’re being repeatedly harassed by the same person or group of people, it’s best to report all hate incidents. It is up to you whether you involve the police and your details can remain anonymous.
Find out more about reporting a race hate crime to North Yorkshire Police here. Otherwise, please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 and make a report.
When reporting the incident or crime to the police you should tell them if you think it was motivated by hostility or prejudice based on race or religion.