Hate crime is any crime or incident which you believe is happening because of race, ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability. You could also be a victim of hate crime if you believe you are being targeted because the offender perceives you to be different in some way.
Any experience of hate crime may leave you feeling angry, alone, stressed, depressed or frightened. You don’t have to deal with this on your own. The below services are available to report hate crime, receive support or just talk.
Lancashire Victim Services are available to talk, listen or provide advice and help.
Call 0300 323 0085
Anti-Muslim Hate Crime Reporting Line – a dedicated third-party reporting service for victims of anti-Muslim abuse, run by the Lancashire Council of Mosques (LCM)
Call 01254 589699
Disability Equality NW - specialist support for victims of disability hate crime to the whole of Lancashire
Call 01772 558 863
All services are free and confidential. Incidents can also be reported by dialling 101. Always dial 999 in an emergency.