- Category: Community safety and crime
- Last Updated: 17 October 2016
Local authorities are required to log and monitor instances of serious crime directed at a victim for religious or racial reasons.
A hate incident is any abuse, bullying, violence or vandalism believed to be motivated because of the victim's race, religion, gender, disability, age, or sexuality. More information is available from North Yorkshire Police.
Staff from a range of organisations across Ryedale have got together to provide a choice for members of the public who want to report a hate incident but do not feel comfortable in talking directly to the police.
There are a number of Hate Incident Reporting Centres across Ryedale and these can be found on the Safer Ryedale website.
Another route for reporting hate crime is via the Stop Hate 24-hour telephone helpline which has also recently been launched to assist victims. Stop Hate UK is staffed by trained operators 24 hours a day is available on 0800 138 1625.
You can also report online via the True Vision website.
Other organisations can also provide information and support.