Kathryn Hibbert explains hate crimes

Today Kathryn Hibbert from West Yorkshire Police came to the Academy to host an assembly on hate crimes. 

Kathryn told the students how there are five sectors of hate crimes in West Yorkshire, but that those relating to race or faith and beliefs are the most common. 

She encouraged the students to stay alert and be vigil when it comes to hate incidents and crimes. Reminding them of the ways that they can be reported to the police. 

West Yorkshire Police say a hate incident or crime takes place when the victim perceives the act to have occurred because of their disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity. It's up to the victim, or someone whom the act offends to report it. 

If you feel like you have been subject to a hate crime or incident you can phone 101, contact your local police station or fill in this form.

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