Reporting incidents of hate crime is incredibly important. By doing so you are effectively enabling the police and relevant associations involved to document patterns of behavior. In doing so you are highlighting areas of concern that aid the greater community. More pressingly, by reporting such incidents you are enabling support networks to provide you with any help you may need. You are also ensuring that offenders can be brought to justice, such that they may not put others through similar turmoil.
Hate Crime / Incident Reporting Form
Are you in immediate Danger? If so, please contact the Police on 999.
You have chosen to report an incident to KREC. We take crime particularly seriously when they are motivated by hatred. Your report will be taken up by the relevant officer within KREC who will contact you as soon as possible.
We gather the following personal information: name, address, email, telephone number.
It will be used for assisting you with your incident, statistical analysis.
We will not share your personal data with external organisations without your consent unless a crime has been committed.
Your personal data will be anonymised.
You can request corrections to inaccurate data by contacting us by email.
We will keep your data for 6 years and delete it securely.
What happens if I report hate crime or racist abuse?
Have you or someone you know been a victim of a hate crime or hate incident?
Hate crimes and incidents come in many different forms. It can be because of hatred on the grounds of your race, religion, sexual orientation, transgender identity or disability.
Hate crime in any form is wrong. That is why it is important that if hate crime happens to you or someone you know, that you report it.
Reporting a Hate Crime makes a difference – to you, your friends, and your community. By reporting hate crime when it happens, you can help stop it happening to someone else. You will also help the police to better understand the level of hate crime in your local area, and improve the way they respond to it.
By reporting it, you may be able to prevent these incidents from happening to someone else.
Reporting makes a difference…to you, your friends, your community and your life.
The Police and other criminal justice agencies consider all hate crime to be very serious, including racist and religious hate crime. When a case is prosecuted, the courts can impose a stronger sentence under powers from the Criminal Justice Act 2003. This reflects the priority placed on these crimes. The Police have performance targets and measures in place to ensure the service they offer is of the highest standard.