Hate Crime Campaign

Message from WY Police : Clashes between Hindu and Muslim groups in Leicester

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  • The police stand together with all communities in the UK and we will take action against any criminal behaviour, which seeks to undermine society, especially where crimes are motivated by hate.
  • We are aware of the clashes between Hindu and Muslim groups in Leicester and the potential impact that this incident may have on the community’s sense of safety.
  • There can never be any excuse for hate crime and this criminality will not be tolerated.
  • We want those who are victims of hate crime to feel confident in the belief that we’ll take your reports seriously, protect you and make sure you get all the support you need.
  • If you are a witness or a victim of hate crime or feel vulnerable, please contact someone to report it.
  • More people are reporting hate crime than ever before but it is still significantly underreported.
  • Do not suffer in silence; there are people who can help you.
  • Call the police on 101, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website at www.crimestoppers-uk.org, or visit the True Vision website (www.report-it.org.uk)

Contacting the Police: https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/contact-us

  • If you have information to share about any crime please either speak to a police officer in person or call 101.
  • If you are Deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired please register with 999 Emergency SMS service

Editor’s Note:

There are further ways to report hate incidents or hate crime, which can be found here:

Calderdale Hate Incident Report Centres

Hate Crime Champions Session November 11th

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Disability Partnership Calderdale will be running a webinar to talk about hate crime and how it can be dealt with.

The Hate Crime Champions Training is for anyone who would like to learn more about what is a Hate Crime, how to report it, and what support is available to both witnesses and victims of Hate Incidents and Hate Crimes, with a view to encouraging more people to come forward and report incidents.

This event will take place online over Zoom.

Topic: Hate Crime Champions Session
Date and time: Thursday 11th November at 1.30pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88444161828Meeting ID: 884 4416 1828

Have you been affected by Hate Crime or Hate Incident?

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Hate crimes / hate incidents can take place anywhere, at home, in the street, at work, school or online.

No-one should have to put up with it and live with the fear, anxiety and consequences of hate.

A hate crime is any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a person’s disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Examples include:

  • Physical attacks, this includes physical assault, damage to property, offensive graffiti and arson.
  • Threats of attack, such as inciting hatred by words, pictures or videos, offensive letters, abusive or obscene telephone calls, intimidation etc

A hate incident is classed as hate crime when the actions of the perpetrator break the law. That does not make hate incidents less important.

Hate incidents and hate crimes are serious offences with devastating impact on the individual, the family and friends of the victims and the wider community.

All reports of hate incidents and hate crimes are taken very seriously and will be treated with confidentiality.

Hate Incident Reporting Centres

HIRCs offer anyone who has experienced or witnessed a hate crime/incident the opportunity to report it if they would prefer not to report to the police.

The reporting centres are based at various community venues/organisations across Calderdale.

We would like to remind you that Ovenden and Mixenden Initiative, part of North Halifax Partnership is a designated reporting centre.

Useful page on Hate Crime on the Citizens Advice Bureau website

We can liaise on your behalf from recording and registering the occurrence, refer it to the police, the council and putting you in touch with other organisations that may be able to further assist you and your family.

To report a hate crime/ hate incident to us, please contact: Karen Scanlon on karen.scanlon@calderdale.gov.uk or call 01422 252209

In an emergency contact the police on 999, or in a non-emergency call 101 or you can report the matter through to Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111

You can always report hate crime directly to the Police or Calderdale Council either online or over the phone.

To report online to West Yorkshire Police visit www.westyorkshire.police.uk

Please note that due to Covid19 the Hate Incident Reporting Centres are being reviewed.

For further information please contact Sail Suleman, Cohesion & Equality Officer (Hate Crime Reduction) on 01422 392869 or by email at sail.suleman@calderdale.gov.uk