Wealden District Council > Community and Safety > Crime and Disorder and Community Safety > Hate Crime Listen 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.