What is a hate crime?
A hate crime or incident is a motivated by prejudice and can involve violence. Victims become targets due to a disability, their race, religion, beliefs, sexual orientation or gender identity. Anyone can be a victim of a hate crime or incident.
If you think that an event, however minor, shows hatred towards a person because of their disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity, you should report it.
How can I report hate crime?
Tell a Police Officer.
Call Cumbria Police on 101.
Text phone Cumbria Police 18001 101 for deaf, hearing or speech impaired.
Telephone 999 always in an emergency.
Anyone can report a hate crime whether you are the victim, a witness, or third party. You can even remain anonymous, but please don't ignore it, don't accept it, report it!