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Hate Crime reporting in Gloucestershire

Any incident, which may or may not constitute a criminal offence, which is perceived by the victim or any other person, as being motivated by hostility or prejudice. (College of Policing, 2014: 3)

Gloucestershire has developed a Hate Crime Strategy to support victims of hate crime and hate incidents. A range of partners, including Gloucestershire Constabulary and Victim Support, form Gloucestershire Hate Crime & Incident Strategic Group. The group are committed to progressing work around hate crime that ensures those affected get a good response and work is undertaken to prevent such incidents.

Gloucestershire monitor the following types of identity related hostility:

 • Age (including young and old).

• Disability (including mental ill-health or learning disability).

• Gender (male or female)

• Race (including ethnicity/nationality).

• Religion or belief

• Sexual orientation (including lesbian, gay or bi-sexual).

• Transgender identity (including non-binary or gender fluid)

• Alternative subcultures (eg Goths or Emos)

Who to contact:

Please report all incidents through one of the following routes:

1.  Police

Emergency 999

Non-emergency 101

2.  Alternative reprting routes

Phone 0800 077 8460

Text HATE to 80800

Online www.gloshate.org

3.  Crimestoppers (witness only)

0800 555 111

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