A Guide To Reporting Crime
How to identify and report
hate related crime and
West Mercia Police believe that
everyone should be free to live their
lives without fear of abuse or attack
on the basis of who they are.
• Understanding the problem is the
• Tackling Hate crime matters because
of the damage it causes to victims
and their families.
• Being targeted because of WHO you
are has a direct impact on your
• Challenge it, Report it ,Stop it.
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• An incident would be a one off event
• No damage, assault, theft
• No name calling, distress or fear.
• No motivation by HATE or
• Crime would be
• Damage, assault or theft.
• Name calling, words that cause
distress and fear.
• Due to Hate, Hostility or Prejudice.
Incident v Crime
• Telling someone can make the difference
• If you believe that you, someone you know
or care for are being targeted because of
WHO THEY ARE
•PLEASE REPORT IT !!!
• 999, just happened, need immediate help
• 101,no immediate risk.
• www.report-it.org.uk on line option
• Crime Stoppers 0800 555 111
• Safeguarding Referral ?????
• Mencap / Housing / Carers /Advocacy
• A conversation is not a report
• If you believe you HAVE reported an
incident there MUST be a reference
• No number to follow up = NO REPORT