- Race: including ethnicity, nationality or national origin, Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.
- Religion or belief: including no faith.
- Sexual Orientation: including Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual.
- Gender Identity: including transgender, non-binary and gender fluid.
- Disability: including learning, mental health, physical or sensory disability.
- Threat of or actual assault.
- Verbal abuse.
- Inciting others to commit Hate Crime.
- Intimidating behaviour or harassment, including online.
- Damage to property, including arson.
- Offensive leaflets, posters or graffiti.
- In person at a police station
- By calling 999 for emergencies
- By calling 101 for non-urgent enquiries.
For information and support:
Contact Victim Support, the national charity that provides free and independent practical and emotional support to victims of crime or traumatic incidents. Victims can access their services regardless of when the crime happened or if the police are involved:
- Call Essex Victim Support on 0808 178 1694 (open 8am-5pm, Mon-Fri).
- Call the national, 24/7 Supportline on 0808 168 9111.
- Visit their website at www.victimsupport.org.uk.
- For guidance on the Criminal Justice System visit: www.victimscommissioner.org.uk/victims-journey.
- Find out about Restorative Justice: Restorative Justice or Mediation are when those harmed by a crime or conflict have contact with the person responsible to try to find a way forward. This is voluntary and both sides need to agree for the contact to take place. This is not an alternative to a court-imposed sentence. Visit: www.restorativeessex.co.uk for more information.