Hate crimes happen because of race, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age or appearance.
Hate crimes can include:
- physical attacks - physical assault, damage to property, offensive graffiti, neighbour disputes and arson
- threat of attack - offensive letters or emails, abusive or obscene telephone calls, groups hanging around to intimidate you and unfounded, malicious complaints
- verbal abuse or insults - harassment over the phone, by text or face to face, abusive gestures and remarks, bullying and threats
They can happen anywhere - at home, school, work or on the street. It can be frightening for the victim and witnesses.
Derbyshire's free confidential 24 hour per day third party reporting line is independent from the police and provided by Stop Hate UK:
Tel: 0800 138 1625
Text: 07717 989 025
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
web chat/instant messaging
Online form - www.stophateuk.org
Post P.O. Box 851, Leeds, LS1 9QS
Derbyshire Police are also available to take information and make a statement, tel: 101.
If it's an emergency tel: 999.
Non-emergency: Text to 07800 002414
Emergency: Text to 999. You’ll need to register your mobile phone before using the emergency SMS service. Visit www.emergencysms.org.uk for more info.
Deaftext users should still continue to use that system as it is available to all mobile phones.
Send a fax to 01773 571102
Visit the Contact Us page of Derbyshire Constabulary for the Deaf SMS contact form at www.derbyshire.police.uk
You can now report non-emergency crimes or incidents to the police in Derbyshire via an on-line reporting system https://report.police.uk/
Crimestoppers will take your call anonymously tel: 0800 555 111.