What is a Hate Crime?
Hate crimes & incidents are acts of violence, abuse or hostility directed at people because of who they are or who someone thinks they are. Hate incidents or crimes are defined as any act, which may or may not be a crime, and is perceived by the victim or any other person as being motivated by hostility or prejudice towards an aspect of a person’s identity. Acts can include: verbal abuse, name calling, threats, damage to property, physical attacks, spitting, and online abuse (e.g. facebook, twitter).
Trained staff from LCM will be available to listen to the ‘who’, ‘what’, ‘where’ and ‘when’ of any incident/crime you may have experienced and submit a report on your behalf, either named or anonymously. Lines will be open Monday-Friday 09.30am-12.30pm and 2.00pm-5.30pm, and will also operate an answerphone facility to return your calls.
If you feel you have been a victim of hate crime or incident, REPORT IT to us. By reporting your experiences, you may be able to prevent it from happening to someone else and help the police understand the extent of the problem and work with partners to create lasting solutions. The police take hate crimes and incidents very seriously and have worked closely with Lancashire Council of Mosques and other partners such as Lancashire County Council and the Police & Crime Commissioner in developing this project. The police will record and where possible investigate the offence even if you do not want to give your details