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Reporting hate crime

Definition of a hate crime

When a person is targeted because of hostility or prejudice towards one of the following characteristics:

  • race or ethnicity
  • religion or belief
  • disability
  • sexual orientation
  • transgender status

Examples of hate crime

Physical abuse such as:

  • physical attacks
  • spitting
  • verbal abuse
  • damage to property

Or other forms of abuse such as:

  • letters
  • leaflets
  • emails
  • texts
  • bullying
  • threats
  • abusive gestures

For further information please see reporting hate incidents

Reporting a hate crime

You can report a hate crime anonymously and in confidence at our offices:

Kendal Office: South Lakeland House, Lowther Street, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4DQ

Ulverston Office: Coronation Hall, County Square, Ulverston, LA12 7LZ

Report a hate crime to the police

Support for people affected by crime

Report internet hate crime

Support for those affected by crime and anti-social behaviour