Basingstoke Hate Crime Working Group
Basingstoke Hate Crime Working Group has been established to encourage and support a wide range of organisations and residents of the Borough of Basingstoke and Deane to work together to tackle Hate Crime.
Current priority areas for the group are:
- To raise awareness of hate crime and hate incidents
- To increase confidence amongst victims to report hate crimes or hate incidents
- To increase reporting of Hate Crime and to work with young people to educate and challenge attitudes and prejudices.
Hate crime comes in many different forms and strikes at the heart of communities. With your help, we can tackle those responsible for hate crime and keep our community safe.
If you are interested to become member of the local Hate Crime working group please contact Islam.Jalaita@basingstoke.gov.uk
What is hate crime?
A hate crime is when someone commits a crime against you because of your disability, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, religion, or any other perceived difference. It doesn’t always include physical violence. Someone using offensive language towards you or harassing you because of who you are, or who they think you are, is also a crime.
True Vision is a police-funded website designed to provide you with information about Hate Crime. It is used by both the police and Citizens Advice
For more information on hate crime please click here to visit the True Vision website.
Why report hate crime?
It’s not OK to be targeted because of who you, your family or your friends are – or who people think they are. You have the right to live your life free from abuse and violence. If you’ve been the victim of a hate crime remember it is not your fault and help is available.
By reporting hate crime you may be able to prevent this from happening again to you or someone else. Police officers and staff are trained to deal with hate crime sensitively and professionally.
Remember, you don’t have to be the victim of hate crime to report it. You can report anything you’ve seen happening to someone else, or report it on their behalf if they don’t want to.
How to report hate crime
If you wish to contact Hampshire Constabulary, please ring 101.
Always dial 999 if there is a crime in action or an immediate threat to life.
If you are in immediate danger, call 999. Report crime online at www.hampshire.police.uk
Report in person at the Basingstoke Police Investigation Centre. RG22 4BS
Citizens Advice Basingstoke and Tadley are Third Party Hate Crime Reporting Centres.
They are independent charities providing free, confidential advice.
Call 03444 111306
Stop Hate UK
A national charity that will pass concerns to local organisations
Call 0800 138 1625 or, for a learning disability Hate Crime, call 0808 802 115
Victim Support provide emotional and practical support for victims of crime and are a third party Hate Crime reporting centre, anyone affected by crime can contact them direct:
Call 0808 178 1641
Call the support helpline on 0808 168 9111 or Next Generation Text on 18001 0808 168 9111
‘Helping Victims of Hate Crime’ app
Download the app by searching ‘Helping Victims of Hate Crime’ on your smartphone app store.
True Vision is is a police-funded website designed to provide you with information about Hate Crime.
It is used by both the police and Citizens Advice
You can also report a Hate Crime on True Vision by visiting www.report-it.org.uk/report_a_hate_crime_to_your_local_police