Stop Disability Hate Crime

York is one of the safer cities in the UK, but sadly some disabled people experience bullying, harassment or become a victim of crime because they are a disabled person. This is called a hate crime or hate incident.

Disability hate crime is: “Any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a person’s disability or perceived disability”

Hate incidents often happen because of prejudice or ignorance. If left unchallenged, this may result in further acts of intimidation or violence, against yourself or others.

York People First have made a film about disability hate crime. Watch the film on YouTube

If you have experienced or witnessed a hate incident or crime, report it

In an emergency dial 999.

People who are deaf or have a speech impairment can register their mobile phone.Please visit

North Yorkshire Police dial 101

Stop Hate UK:

You can also ask for support from Supporting Victims in North Yorkshire:

For more information and to report online: North Yorkshire hate crime

The Self Evidence App helps you to report hate incidents/crimes and evidence of it:

For more information and where to get help, go to the City of York Council’s website

City of York Council hate crime

See also:

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