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Hate Crime

What is Hate Crime?

A Hate Crime is any Hate Incident (see below) which constitutes a criminal offence and is perceived by the victim, or any other person, as being motivated by prejudice or hate.

A Hate Incident is any incident (regardless of whether it constitutes a criminal offence) perceived by the victim, or any other person, as being motivated by prejudice or hate.

All hate incidents should be reported so that the community safety partnership can use the information to identify trouble spots and prevent the problem getting worse.

By tackling this type of crime together we hope to make Flintshire a safer place to live.

Reporting Hate Crime

Flintshire County Council would always encourage the reporting of Hate Crimes, and would encourage victims to contact North Wales Police on 101, or 999 in an emergency.  Alternatively, submit a Hate Crime Reporting Form (new window) to North Wales Police.

Hate crimes can also be reported directly to Victim Support, who have been funded by the Welsh Government to increase the reporting of hate crimes and hate incidents across Wales.  Visit the Victim Support website, and complete their confidential reporting form (new window).

REMEMBER: if it is a life threatening emergency call 999 or, when it is less urgent, call 101 from within Wales.