Hate crime

A hate crime is a crime in which the perpetrator's conduct is motivated, in whole or in part, by hatred, bias, or prejudice, based upon the actual or perceived race, colour, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation of another individual or group.

The District Council believes that domestic violence, racial or religious harassment, homophobic abuse/crime and elder abuse are all hate crimes and should not be tolerated.

Read our Hate Crime Policy

Hate Crime Reporting

Bassetlaw District Council is working closely with the Bassetlaw, Newark & Sherwood Community Safety Partnership to reduce all hate crimes and provide an appropriate response to victims. This may include an offence motivated by hostility, prejudice and hatred on the grounds of race, religion, faith or belief, disability, gender and sexuality.

The Safer Nottingham Partnership has published its Hate Crime Reduction Strategy, which is coordinated locally by the Community Safety Partnership

You can report a Hate Crime to Bassetlaw District Council if it has some direct involvement in resolving the situation (i.e. through the provision or delivery of a service or employed services/staff) by either calling 01909 533 153 or by Reporting a Hate Crime Incident.

Your information will be treated in confidence and will be used to provide a coordinated response to hate crimes across Bassetlaw. Please note that in order to investigate properly any reported hate crime, will need your cooperation.

Your report will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Last Updated on Tuesday, April 5, 2022