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Hate crime

Hate Crime and incidents

Hate crimes are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person's:

  • disability
  • race or ethnicity
  • religion or belief
  • sexual orientation
  • transgender identity.

The behaviour can be committed against a person or property, and a victim does not have to be a member of the group at which the hostility is targeted. A hate incident can almost feel like a crime but where the law may not have been broken.

If you are unsure, you can contact a specialist agency who can offer you guidance and support you to report to the police if you feel this is the best course of action for you.


Report a hate crime or hate incident

  • in an emergency always ring 999
  • for non-emergencies ring 101

You can also report hate crime using a Lancashire third party reporting center.

Alternatively, you can report using the organisations below: 

True Vision

Lancashire Victim Services


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