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Hate Crime Awareness Week 2015 10-17 October


Check out our updated hate crime page with our informative slider.

Hate crime and hate incidents are acts of violence or hostility directed at people because of who they are or who someone thinks they are.

For example, you may have been verbally abused by someone in the street because you’re disabled, because of your race, age or because someone thought you were gay

People often accept hate crime as a part of daily life, putting up with it rather than challenging or reporting it. It may seem small, but no hate crime or incident is trivial and the cumulative impact of them adding up can be very damaging.

Lots of people might not realise that what they have experienced is a crime, or that they don’t have to go to the police to report it. Citizens Advice Shropshire is a third party hate crime reporting centre, you can come to any of our drop in sessions, or ring to report it or call us an make an appointment to talk about or report a hate crime or incident.

We are part of the Shropshire Hate Crime Initiative which works to raise awareness, get people to report and ultimately lower the number of hate crimes in Shropshire.

This hate crime awareness week click through our slider and read about what hate crime and hate incidents are and how you can report them.   There will also be information displayed in our receptions. You can find out about the FRESh (Fairness, Respect, Equality Shropshire Ltd) anonymous  hate crime survey, which we would encourage as many people as possible to look at and fill out – you may find that you have been the victim of a hate crime yourself and didn’t know to call it that at the time. Click here to view the list of third party hate crime reporting centres across Shropshire.