Hate Crime is any offence or incident committed against
individuals, groups and communities because of who they are.
It is an act motivated by someone's prejudice towards another
person because of their age, disability, gender identity, race,
religion or belief or sexuality.
Acts of Hate Crime
There are many different forms of hate crime, including;
- physical assault
- damage to property
- verbal abuse
- obscene telephone calls
Tackling Hate Crime
Merseyside Police have a dedicated Hate Crime Investigation
Unit, that is experienced in dealing with Hate Crime
incidents. This Unit is called PVPU (Protecting Vulnerable People
Unit). They can be contacted
Online, via 101, or in an emergency call 999.
Stop Hate UK is the main alternative to reporting Hate Crime to
Merseyside Police. It is a charity that
provides independent and confidential support to people affected by
Hate Crime. There are a number of ways you can contact them;
Sign the No Place for Hate Pledge
Join the list of supporters who have pledged their support for
our St Helens No Place for Hate campaign. The more people who
pledge, means that more noise is being made about hate crime -
helping to raise awareness and break down the silence that
surrounds the crime.
Sign the pledge now
The Police Crime Commissioner has commissioned The Anthony Walker
Citizens Advice Bureau and Daisy
UK to support victims of Hate Crime.
Besides these there are many other agencies that can offer
support victims of hate crime download hate crime support services
0151 353 4025
Call the Merseyside Victim Care Team for help, support and
information. All offices are open Monday to Friday from 8am to
See the Friend or
Fake leaflet for information on how to stop
the exploitation of people with learning disabilities by people who
claim to be their friends. This document may take a few moments to
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