Safer York Partnership’s Hate Crime Strategy sets out our approach to tackling hate crime in the city.
Hate crime is defined as any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice based on a personal characteristic.
The 5 monitored strands are:-
- Sexual orientation
- Religion or belief
Hate incidents can feel like crimes to those who suffer them and often escalate to crimes or tensions in a community. For this reason the police are concerned about incidents and you can use this site to report non-crime hate incidents by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Police can only prosecute when the law is broken but can work with partners from other agencies to try and prevent any escalation in seriousness.
Hate crimes can be reported to the police (101 non-emergency or 999 in an emergency) to the Customer Centre at City of York Council, Station Rise, at any of the cities libraries or to CAB based at the City of York Council offices in Station Rise.
The Stop Hate UK helpline is available on 0800 138 1625 and is staffed by trained operators 24 hours a day. An online chat service is also available on http://www.stophateuk.org/talk-to-us