Saturday 9 October to Saturday 16 October, marks Hate Crime Awareness Week.
Hate crime is typically under-reported in Cheshire, but Cheshire Police are using this week of awareness to encourage people to come forward if they experience it.
If people don’t have the confidence to talk to the police, there are alternative ways to report incidents including a network of third-party reporting centres across the county, hosted by charities and public venues. In the last year, there has been a 20% increase in the number of hate crimes reported in Cheshire.
Hate crime involves any criminal offence which is perceived, by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a personal characteristic. Hate crime can be motivated by:
Religion or faith
There are multiple places you can report an incident of hate crime. These include:
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