Disability hate crime
Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person, because of hostility or prejudice against them, due to reasons such as their:
- Race or ethnicity
- Religion or belief
- Sexual orientation
- Transgender identity.
A disability hate crime is any incident or crime, which a disabled person or any other person recognises as being carried out because of their disability.
Disability hate crime can be committed against a person or property.
How to report a hate crime
There are many ways to report a hate crime or discuss if you are not sure. You can contact:
- The 24-hour safeguarding helpline for people who live in Newham on 020 3373 0440
- The police on 101 or 999 if it is an emergency
- Someone else to help you report a crime such as a ‘third party’ reporting organisation such as ‘True Vision’.
For more information, read the disability hate crime booklet and referral form.