Essex Police are running a week of social media activity to coincide with National Hate Crime Awareness week, which aims to highlight more in depth information on how the force are dealing with hate crime, what victims can do if they feel they have suffered from hate crime and what our aims are for this area.
The week begins on Saturday, October 14 and runs until Friday, October 20 with the hashtag used during this campaign being #StopTheHate #NHCAW and #EPSupports.
Hate crime is any crime where motivation is a prejudice or hostility against disability, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation and transgender identity. The effects of hate crime can have a significant impact on not only the victims but also their families and the local community.
Anyone who feels they are a victim of hate crime should contact police on 101, or in an emergency, 999. If you do not have the confidence to talk to someone directly, you can report any incident via any of our Hate Incident Reporting Centres, report it online at www.report-it.org.uk, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or call Stop Hate UK on 0800 138 1625, which runs 24 hours, seven days a week.