Hate crime: It’s not just offensive. It’s an offence.

People can be cruel to those who are different to them. It could be the way you dress, what you believe in, a disability, or the way you live your life.

Name calling, harassment, threats. In person or online. They might say, ‘It’s just a laugh’, but you don’t find it funny. In fact it can be more than just uncomfortable, it can be scary.

If you feel you’re being targeted for any of these reasons you can do something about it. If you’ve witnessed this sort of behaviour you can do something about it.

The police take hate crimes and hate incidents very seriously. If you’re worried try to talk to someone you trust – a parent, carer, teacher, or a friend.

By reporting a hate crime you can stop it from happening to someone else.

Here’s how to report hate crime:

Call the police on 101

Report it online – click here

Contact Crimestoppers confidentially on 0800 555111 or at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

In an emergency always call 999

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