St.Helens Against HateHate Crime

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
  • arson
  • graffiti
  • threats;
  • verbal abuse
  • bullying
  • 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. Stop Hate LogoIt 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

Getting Support

The Police Crime Commissioner has commissioned The Anthony Walker Foundation, 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 list here.

Victim Support
0151 353 4025
Call the Merseyside Victim Care Team for help, support and information. All offices are open Monday to Friday from 8am to 8pm.

Mate Hate
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 open due to it's size.