National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2018

National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2018  – Plymouth Piazza 13th October 

The message from Devon & Cornwall Police, for Plymouth’s 5th Hate Crime Awareness Week community event, is clear. If you are a you suffer from or are a victim of a hate crime, it doesn’t mean you have to accept it!  The event takes place at the Piazza on Saturday 13th October from 10am – 3.30pm

There will be a wide range of stands providing information about the different types of hate crime and how to report it. In addition there will also be:

  • 10.25am Dancing Performance from the students City College Plymouth.
  • 10.30am Official opening of the event by Plymouth’s Lord Mayor, councillor Sam Davey.
  • 12.30pm Romanian folk dancing.
  • 2.15pm The Onward Dance Group

Hate Crime Awareness WeekThroughout the day there will be stalls to explore pebble painting, a childrens quiz, paper crafts and bunting making. Join members of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s team and 25 partner agencies celebrating the launch of National Hate Crime Awareness Week.

What is a Hate Crime

A hate crime is any incident which constitutes a criminal offence and the victim or any other person believes it is motivated by prejudice or hate. It can be against an individual, or their property. The Police urge everyone to report any hate incidents they witness.

How to report Hate Crime

You can report a hate crime in different ways:

  1. Report it to a third party. They report the incident to the police, with the victims consent. In Plymouth you can report a hate crime at one of the third party reporting centres
  2. Go online and use the True Vision Hate Crime Reporting Form.
  3. Contact the Police directly.

In Plymouth you can report a hate crime:

  • In an emergency always ring 999  (where life is threatened, people are injured or offenders are nearby and an urgent response is needed)
  • Calling the Police’s non-emergency number 101
  • Reporting the problem at your local police station or to your local policing team.
  • Contacting the Police via their website
Hate Crime Awareness