Hate crime: we can help
A hate crime is any criminal offence that you believe, or anyone else believes, is motivated by the offender's prejudice or hatred of you because of your:
- race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality or national origins
- gender or gender identity
- sexual orientation
- alternative subculture
It can can take many forms including:
- physical assault, damage to property, offensive graffiti, arson
- verbal threats, offensive letters, abusive or obscene phone calls, intimidatory gangs, malicious complaints
- offensive leaflets and posters, abusive gestures, rubbish-dumping outside your home or through a letterbox, bullying at school or work
Does the hate crime put you, your family or your property in immediate danger?
If YES . . .
- phone 999 and ask for the Police immediately
- during normal office hours also phone Housing On Call, 03000 112211
If NO . . .
- phone the Police on 101, or report it anonymously (external site)
An action plan
We can take legal action against any tenant who commits hate crime, or who allows others who live with them, or visit them, to act in this way.
Once you've reported the hate crime we will meet you at your home, in the housing office or somewhere else. We'll ask who is affected, how they're affected, where it happens, and when. We will speak to other people in your household who have been affected too. We'll draw up an action plan listing what you should do and what we will do to get the problem sorted out.