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Hate Crime

Hate Crime2On this page you will find information about hate crime, including how to report it and links to organisations you can approach for support.

Hate crime is any crime committed against a person because of their:

  • Sexual identity,
  • Religion or beliefs,
  • Race, ethnicity or nationality,
  • Disability or
  • Gender identity.

Any one of us can be affected as each of us has an identity and it is this that is being attacked when a hate crime occurs.

Hate crime can take many forms including name calling, harassment, and physical attacks against a person or property. It is a crime of prejudice, ignorance and fear.

Reporting a hate crime

You can contact our anti social behaviour officer, or the Coordinator of the Community Safety Partnership at Oadby and Wigston Borough Council, our details are on the left side of this page. Our officers will log the complaint, which in turn will be included in hate crime statistics compiled by Leicestershire County Council. If you wish to take more affirmative action, please contact the Police on Leicester (0116) 222 2222.

In cases of emergency, dial 999. Our local police hate crime officer is located at the Community Safety Bureau at Police Headquarters, St John's, Enderby and can also be contacted on Leicester (0116) 222 2222.

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