This week is National Hate Crime Awareness Week, which is a national campaign aimed at increasing understanding of hate crimes.
The campaign sets out to raise awareness of the work carried out by local authorities such as the police, local councils and additional key partners within our communities.
Derbyshire Constabulary takes hate crime seriously and has been working with local partners to work further within our diverse communities to eliminate hate crime. We have also developed new advice leaflets which we will share within the community. These leaflets have been translated into Urdu, Slovakian, Romanian, Polish, Arabic and Punjabi.
What is a hate crime?
A hate crime is any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim, or anybody else, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice towards someone’s:
Within Derbyshire, we also record alternative subcultures and gender as a possible hate crime.
A hate crime could include physical attacks on individuals or a group of people, damage to property which include religious buildings, offensive graffiti, arson, and harassment.
How to report a hate crime
If someone is immediately in danger, please call 999.
You can also call 999 through the BSL app if you are deaf or hard of hearing.
You can call 101 to report a crime if it is no longer an emergency.
You can also report none emergency crimes via our social media pages or our website.
You can also contact True Vision to record a hate crime.