Mid Sussex District Council and our partners are committed to taking action against hate incidents and hate crime.

Report hate crime to Sussex Police

Report hate crime to Victim Support Sussex

Hate incidents

A hate incident is any incident which is thought by the victim or any other person to be driven by hostility or prejudice based on one of the following:

  • Race
  • Faith / religious beliefs
  • Disability
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity

These incidents can be directed at a person or their property. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Threats
  • Insults
  • Taunts
  • Graffiti
  • Leaflets

Hate crime

When hate incidents become criminal offences, they are known as hate crimes.

Report hate crime to Sussex Police

Victim support

Victim Support Sussex provide the Hate Incident Support Service which offers free and confidential emotional and advocacy support to victims of hate crime and hate incidents.

Report hate crime to Victim Support Sussex

General advice

For an informal discussion or for general advice on hate crime you can contact the Anti-Social Behaviour Officer on 01444-458166.

If there is a risk or danger to anyone involved, you should report the incident to the police via 999.

Reporting materials relating to terrorism or extremism

Report online material promoting terrorism or extremism

You can report material such as:

  • Articles, images, speeches or videos that promote terrorism or encourage violence
  • Content encouraging people to commit acts of terrorism
  • Websites made by terrorist or extremist organisations
  • Videos of terrorist attacks

Contact us

Anti-Social Behaviour Officer

Last updated: 31 August 2023