Hate crime awareness week 2017
We’re taking part in hate crime awareness week from 14th – 21st October 2017.
Hate incidents and hate crimes 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 or because someone thought you were gay.
There are lots of organisations across the county, including Citizens Advice Shropshire, working hard to ‘say no to hate crime’ and provide support and practical help for victims.
This morning we attended an event at the Guildhall in Shrewsbury with other voluntary and public sector organisations, including Victim Support, Shropshire Disability Network and the West Mercia Police.
If you have experienced or witnessed a hate incident it is natural to be angry or worried about taking things further. It’s important to report incidents, so you can get help with the personal and practical problems caused by hate incidents. Report everything! No incident is too small. When major incidents happen, they often follow minor ones that were not reported.
You can come into any of our local offices or outreach locations to report a hate incident or crime. Find out more here.