Disability North is a Safe Reporting Centre which means we provide a supportive environment for people to report hate crime and anti-social behaviour to the police.
Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person or group because of hostility or prejudice towards that person or groups. If anyone hurts or upsets you or damages your property because you are disabled, they are committing a hate crime. A victim does not have to be a member of a group that is targeted. In fact, anyone could be a victim of a hate crime.
By reporting hate crimes when they happen, you may be able to prevent more incidents from happening to you. Reporting the incident may also prevent further incidents happening to someone else.
Remember– anyone can report a hate crime, even if you are a witness.