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Hate Crime

Hate crime should be reported not ignored. Hate crime comes in many different forms:

  • physical abuse - Spitting, punching, kicking, slapping, pushing or behaviour which leads to physical injury.
  • threats - Words of a threatening nature, for example "I'm going to beat you up," or "I'm going to get you and your family" etc.
  • verbal abuse - Racist name calling, swearing etc.
  • sexual abuse - This can be abuse including degradation, rape, assault, etc.
  • written/printed abuse - Letters by post, leaflets or posters using racist language, abusive text messages etc.
  • graffiti/Racist language or images - written/drawn onto property.
  • attacks on property/home - Eggs/stones thrown at property, tyres slashed, windows broken etc.
  • harassment -persistent intimidating or threatening behaviour which is spread over a period of time.
  • bullying - face to face or electronic, physical or verbal abuse

If you have been a victim of a hate incident or hate crime in East Sussex you should report your incident to Sussex Police on 101 or dial 999 in an emergency.