Why should someone report a Hate Crime or Incident?
Across Northamptonshire, the Police, with partners, won’t and don’t tolerate Hate Crime. It’s inexcusable, and we’ll take positive action if a crime is identified.
However many incidents go unreported, sometimes out of fear that things will escalate if a victim or witness comes forward or not understanding what actions will be taken. Sometimes people are too embarrassed, or they simply don’t realise that either they, or someone they know, is being a target.
On the next few pages you’ll find information about how our specially trained officers and partner agencies are working together, and what they can do to help. You’ll also find a list of organisations that can offer support and guidance.
The simple thing to remember though is, no matter how minor you think an incident is, if you or someone you know are made to feel vulnerable or unsafe then you should come forward to report it. We understand that reporting can be difficult but we can assure you we have specially trained officers and partners throughout the county who are on hand to help. All information will be treated with sensitivity, and any wishes for confidentiality will be respected.
Only by working together will we remove Hate Crime from our communities.