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.
Use the hate crime reporting form on the Cumbria Constabulary.
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!