Derbyshire Constabulary can protect more victims thanks to your reports on gender hate crime.
Almost 60 people have come forward since the force started to record gender hate back in April. By monitoring this hate crime strand, it has given us vital information on what is happening in Derbyshire, which we would not have known about otherwise - including acts of public order, harassment, stalking and sexual offences.
Chief Inspector Fiona Kilgour said: “I’m really proud that Derbyshire is one of the police forces leading the way in recording and monitoring gender hate, which includes the acts of misogyny and misandry.
“The national conversation we are all having about the safety of women and girls in our society shows how important this is, and it’s just one of the ways we want to give people of all genders the confidence that we are here for them.
"We recognise the physical and emotional impact these acts can have on victims and we encourage others to come forward and to report their experiences to us, so that we can ensure that any victims get the support that they require, we can thoroughly investigate any cases and help us in protecting communities by seeking out offenders and preventing further incidents.
"No one should be made to feel victimised, experience intimidation or face violence because of someone's preconception of an individual and we won't tolerate it as a force"
We want to give more people the confidence in coming forward and reporting any gender hate crime they experience to us and get any support that they require.
Our officers and staff are trained to deal with hate incidents. By reporting it, you may be able to stop it from happening again to you or someone else.
Remember, you don’t have to be the victim of a hate incident to report it. You can report what you’ve seen happening to someone else, or report it on their behalf if they don’t want to.
To make a report, please contact:
Facebook: Send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
Twitter: Direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact
Website: Complete the online contact form derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.
Phone: Call us on 101.
You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org.