Northumbria Police is spreading an extremely important message to encourage people to report Hate Crime.
‘Being you is not a crime – targeting you is’ – that’s the message being taken across the force area to ensure everyone understands Hate Crime; what kinds of incidents should be reported, who to speak to for help and information and how to report to police.
Targeting anyone because of a personal characteristic, whether it’s verbal or physical is a Hate Crime and Northumbria Police want you to report all incidents directly or via third party reporting scheme ARCH.
Anyone who wants an officer to come and talk to them about Hate Crime should call their Neighbourhood Policing Team.
A personal characteristic could be the motivating factor of a hate crime. What is meant by ‘personal characteristics’?
It’s Never Too Late… end disability hate' was launched in 2012 to help improve hate crime reporting.