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5. Report it - Hate crime or incident


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Use this service to report a non-emergency minor crime to the police.

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Call 999 immediately if:

  • The crime is still in progress
  • Someone's injured, being threatened or in imminent danger
  • The offender is still at the scene.

What do I need?

  • Your personal details, including your address and postcode
  • Details of the crime - when and where it happened
  • Description of the items stolen

If you don't know the answer to a question, please state 'Unknown'.

As a victim of crime you may be contacted following your report to complete a satisfaction survey about the service provided.

What is hate crime?

Hate crime is any offence committed against a person or property which is motivated by the offender's hatred of people because they are seen as being different. You don't have to be from a minority community to be a victim of hate crime.

Hate crime hurts, it can be confusing and frightening. By reporting it, you may be able to prevent these crimes from happening to someone else. Reporting makes a difference... to you, your friends, your life.

A Hate incident is defined as:
"Any incident, which may or may not constitute a criminal offence, which is perceived by the victim or any other person as being motivated by prejudice or hate."

What can I report?
Any incident where you or anyone else has been targeted because they or you are believed to be different:

  • race 
  • religion 
  • sexuality 
  • gender identity 
  • or have a disability 

Domestic abuse involving anyone which you have a close relationship with; e.g. your current or previous partner.

For more information about hate crime and why you should report it, please visit - http://www.report-it.org.uk

For more information about helping you cope with the effects of crime, please visit - www.victimsupport.org.uk

This crime cannot be reported to Suffolk Police. Find the force here where the offence took place.