Hate Incidents and Hate Crime
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:
- Faith / religious beliefs
- Sexual orientation
- Gender identity
These incidents can be directed at a person or their property. Examples include, but are not limited to:
When hate incidents become criminal offences, they are known as hate crimes.
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.
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
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
Anti-Social Behaviour Officer