Hate crimes are crimes perceived to have been motivated by prejudice or hostility toward a victim’s characteristic. The impact of this crime type affects the victim, their community and others who share that person’s characteristic. Hate crime is significantly under reported, with victims often referring to a lack of confidence in the response to hate crime as a reason for not reporting.
The tensions that hate crime creates between communities have a negative impact on people’s feelings of safety, something the Norfolk County Community Safety Partnership is keen to influence. The partnership will ensure there is an effective, accessible and well publicised, co-produced response to hate crime.
Why should I report hate crime?
By reporting them when they happen to you, you may be able to prevent these incidents from escalating or happening to someone else. You will also help the police understand the extent of hate crime in your local area so they can better respond to it.
Reporting makes a difference - to you, your friends, and your community.