Disability Hate Crime Reporting Centre
Disability hate crime is a matter of current concern. This occurs when disabled people are victimised because of their disability. It maybe that they have been the victim of theft because of their perceived vulnerability, or they may have been bullied, or had their lives made intolerable because of the attitude of neighbours or others.
Crimes committed against someone because of their disability, gender-identity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation are hate crimes and should be reported to the police.
Hate crimes can include:
- Threatening behaviour
- Damage to property
- Inciting others to commit hate crimes
We are part of Warrington’s network of hate crime reporting centres. If you believe that you or someone you care about has been the victim of a disability related hate crime, you could try to ensure that the police record it as such. Warrington Disability Partnership has staff who are trained in recording Disability Hate Crime, so if you would like to talk to one of our staff in confidence, please call Dave on 01925 240064 or email him.