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Hate incidents (hate crime)

Adur & Worthing Councils are committed to taking action against 'hate incidents' or 'hate crime' - these include discrimination or harassment which you believe is based on your race, colour, nationality, ethnic or cultural background, faith, religious beliefs, disability, sexuality or gender identity. As part of this commitment we need to monitor the number of incidents in our district and more importantly offer advice and support to victims.

A hate incident is any incident which is perceived to be so by the victim or any other person. These incidents can be directed at someone or their property, examples include: threats, insults, taunting, personal attacks, arson, graffiti, leaflets, etc.

For further information, or to report a hate incident, please contact us and ask to report a hate incident or use the link below:

You can also report crimes to Sussex Police:

You can also use the Self Evident App:

The Self Evident crime reporting app is an existing piece of technology developed by a social enterprise, Just Evidence. However, financial investment from the Sussex PCC and her counterpart in London has enabled more custom-built software to be added which will serve a wider purpose: victims of hate crime may want to access help and advice but not necessarily want to involve the police.

The added functionality in the app will allow users to send a report straight to victim support services without the need to report to police. However, those who chose to report an incident to the police will still receive support under the existing PCC contract with Victim Support.

The app also lets the user store evidence securely and build a dossier, so they can decide at a later stage who they want to send it to. Another advantage is that the data will allow partners to identify anonymously where the hate crime hot spots are in the county and react accordingly. And witnesses will be able to take a stand against hate crime by reporting what they see.

Find out about the app:

Download the app:

See also:

Other useful external websites:

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