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Hate crime

Find out what a hate crime is, how it's dealt with in Suffolk, and how to report a hate crime. #NoHateInSuffolk

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What is a hate crime?

Hate crime can take many forms such as physical abuse, verbal abuse, emotional and psychological abuse, sexual abuse and financial abuse.

It can range from non-verbal intimidation to physical violence. Whichever form the abuse may take, it is important that you tell someone.

Watch this video from Crimestoppers to learn more about what Hate Crime is:

How do I report it?

In Suffolk we take any forms of hate crime and hate incidents seriously, no matter how insignificant you may feel it is at the time. Hate crime in any form is wrong. It is important that if hate crime happens to you or someone you know, that you report it.

Reporting makes a difference to you, your friends, and your community. By reporting hate crime when it happens, you can help stop it happening to someone else. You will also help agencies in Suffolk to better understand the level of hate crime in your local area, and improve the way they respond to it.

If you, or someone you know have been a victim of a hate crime and you want to report it, you can:

What help is available

If you've been affected by hate crime and would like support, contact Norfolk and Suffolk Victim Care on 0300 303 3706. Crimes do not have to be reported to the police to access this free and confidential service.

For more information, visit the Norfolk and Suffolk Victim Care website.

Find out more

Suffolk County Council works in partnership to respond to hate crime and support victims. If you would like to know more about the work being done locally to Suffolk, please contact or search #NoHateInSuffolk .