Report hate crime in Hastings
What is a hate crime?
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. This can be because of a person's:
- Race or ethnicity
- Religion or belief
- Sexual orientation
- Gender identity
Why is it important to report hate crimes?
We 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.
How to report a hate crime
- To report a hate crime contact Sussex police on 101 or visit www.report-it.org.uk or www.stophateuk.org
In an emergency always dial 999
- You can also 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
- For incidents relating to sexuality or gender identity you may also find it helpful to contact Hastings and Rother Rainbow Alliance - telephone 07593 444677, email: email@example.com or visit www.hrra.org.uk/about-hrra/contact-us/
- 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 or 07825409552.