• What are hate incidents?

The police and Crown Prosecution Service have agreed a common definition of hate incidents.

They say something is a hate incident if the victim or anyone else think it was motivated by hostility or prejudice based on one of the following things:

  • Disability
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Transgender Identity
  • Sexual Orientation

In addition to these five nationally recognised categories, Leicestershire Police also record hate incidents and crimes in two additional categories – Alternative Sub-culture and Other (this records any other identifiable reason for which the victim feels that they have been targeted).

Stamp It Out is a project bringing together different partners and organisations all committed to challenging, tackling and stamping out hate within Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and working together to encourage the reporting of hate crime and incidents.

On the Stamp It Out website you can:

  • Find out what hate crimes or hate incidents are
  • Find out about the ways you can report them
  • Report using the online form
  • Find information about people that can help and support you if you have been a victim

Stamp It Out works with partners to provide a consistent approach to tackling hate, encouraging people to report hate crime and incidents and raising awareness of the consequences of committing hate motivated incidents and crimes.

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