Race and Hate Incidents


A hate crime or incident is any incident that is perceived by the victim or any other person as being motivated by a prejudice or hatred of someone's:

  • Race, colour or ethnic origin

  • Religion, faith or belief

  • Gender or gender identify

  • Sexual orientation

  • Disability

  • Age

  • Appearances

Hate incidents can take many forms including: 

  • Physical assault

  • Bullying

  • Verbal abuse and threats

  • Damage to property or personal belongings

  • Threatening or abusive behaviour including spitting, ridicule or cultural differences, arson or attempted arson, offensive jokes or comments.


It is important that if you experience a hate incident you tell us. Hate crime is totally unacceptable and we take all reported incidents very seriously indeed.

We are committed to providing homes and communities in which people want to live and that are safe. We value the diversity of our residents and believe that all residents, their families and visitors to their home have the right to live without fear of abuse, intimidation, harassment, humiliation or attack irrespective of gender, age, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or appearances.

We recognise that many hate incidents/ crimes go unreported and we encourage residents to report hate incidents whether they are victims of, or witness to, such incidents.

The incident does not have had to happen to you; you can also report something that has happened to someone you know.

To find out more please read our Race and Hate Crime Incidients summary or for more in-depth information  please read our Race and Hate Crime Incidents lealfet   

To report a race or hate incident please click here.

Useful Links



Stop Hate UK have produced an informative video to what Hate Crime is.