Hate and Mate Crime

Hate Crime

stop-hateCrimes 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
  • assault
  • robbery
  • damage to property
  • inciting others to commit hate crimes
  • harassment.

Report Hate Crime on-line

https://www.gov.uk/report-hate-crime

http://www.stophateuk.org/

Call 999 if you’re reporting a crime that’s in progress or if someone is in immediate danger. If the crime isn’t an emergency, call 101.


Mate Crime 

mate-crimeMate crimes happen when people with learning disabilities are befriended by someone who uses the relationship to exploit or abuse them.

For example, they might take over a person’s flat and treat it as their flat, or they might ‘borrow’ money or things which they never give back.

http://arcuk.org.uk/safetynet/files/2012/08/Friend-or-Fake-Booklet.pdf

General Safety Tips Here are some tips to follow if you are out and about:

  • Stay alert – awareness is your best defence
  • Leave venues with friends wherever possible
  • Try to stay in well-lit areas
  • Be confident – even if you don’t feel it
  • Travel as if you know where you are going
  • Take the most direct route and try to stay within areas where other people are around
  • Trust your instincts – if you think something is wrong then act on it
  • Have your keys available when you reach your home or car
  • Keep money for taxis – the expense is worth it
  • Carry a personal alarm and use it when necessary

http://report-it.org.uk/personal_safety_tips