The police and Crown Prosecution Service have agreed a common definition of hate incidents. They say something is a hate incident if the victim or anyone else think it was motivated by hostility or prejudice based on one of the following things:
- transgender identity
- sexual orientation.
This means that if you believe something is a hate incident it should be recorded as such by the person you are reporting it to. All police forces record hate incidents based on these five personal characteristics.
Anyone can be the victim of a hate incident. For example, you may have been targeted because someone thought you were something even though you're weren't, or because you have a disabled child.
The latest dashboard relating to hate incidents in Leicestershire can be found below
For previous dashboards relating to hate incidents, look in