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A hate incident is any incident where someone is targeted because of who they are, or who someone else thinks they are. 
This can relate to a person’s:

  • disability
  • race or ethnicity
  • religion or belief
  • sexual orientation
  • gender identity

It is called a hate crime, if the incident is a criminal offence. 

If you’re victim of a hate crime or incident or know someone who is being targeted you should report it.

How to report a hate crime or incident

If you live in Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, you can:

  • telephone Leicestershire Police on the non-emergency number 101
  • visit your local police station 
  • telephone the Hate Incident Monitoring Project on 0116 305 8263
  • complete the Hate Crime reporting form 
  • text Leicestershire Police on 07624 818 901 (only to be used by people who are deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or speech impaired).

If you are a victim and live outside Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, you can report an incident on the True Vision website.

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