Hate crime in Hastings
Any incident, which may or may not constitute a criminal offence, which is perceived by the victim or any other person as being motivated by prejudice or hate constitutes a Hate Crime. This can be because of a person's:
- Race or ethnicity
- Religion or belief
- Sexual orientation
- Gender identity
The Safer Hastings Partners work with the organisations who have the power and influence to stamp out hate crimes forever but to do that we need to know where they're happening, how they're happening and to whom. By reporting hate crimes, whether as a witness or a victim, you're helping to make our town a safer, better place.
In an emergency always dial 999.
Sussex Police have an online hate crime reporting page.
You can use Hastings Borough Council's service which has been commissioned to support victims of hate crime and is run by Hastings Voluntary Action (HVA) - telephone 01424 444010 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more from Citizens Advice on the differences between an incident and a crime.
Community safety partners also provide funding for 'Safe From Harm' a scheme that provides special support to victims of antisocial behaviour and hate crime - telephone 01424 858343.