Stop The Hate

The Stop the Hate initiative has been launched as part of a concerted effort to find new ways to tackle hate crime in Essex.

Essex Police take prejudice-based crime seriously and want all incidents to be reported. It is important to let the police know about hate crime to give them a chance to investigate and prosecute offenders and to ensure that you and the wider community are protected.

Whatever your background, it is important to remember that if you are the victim of hostility or prejudice, you are not to blame. Everyone has the right to live their life free from abuse and violence whoever they are. You don’t have to live with hate crime and the police are here to help.

The problem cannot be dealt with unless it is reported, so we would encourage you to contact the police whether you are experiencing hate crime or you know someone who is. Essex Police say "Report it to sort it!"

Call 101 to report all non-urgent cases. If you or anyone else is in immediate danger call 999 or 112.

Alternatively, Centre Place, Prospect Close, Southend-on-Sea is now a registered Hate Crime Reporting Centre (HIRC), which can be used as a gateway to reporting to the police, as well as reporting online at www.report-it.org.uk or calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.