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How do you deal with hate crime?

hate crime is any crime where the victim, or any other person, perceives it was motivated by hostility or prejudice towards their identity. This includes crimes perceived to be motivated by race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or transgender identity.

A hate incident is any incident which the victim, or anyone else, thinks is based on someone's prejudice towards them because of their race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or because they are transgender. Not all hate incidents will amount to criminal offences, but it is important to report them to the police.

Find out more about hate crime on the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk website (opens new window).

You can report a hate crime or incident:

  • online via the Norfolk Constabulary website (opens new window) 
  • by calling the police
  • by contacting or visiting any of our offices, where staff can help you make a report; information will be treated confidentially and in addition to helping to make the report, staff can help to signpost you to support services
Last modified on 24 November 2023

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