Hate Crime Awareness Week is an important time to remind ourselves what constitutes a hate crime and what support is available both on and off campus.
LJMU and JMSU take all incidents of hate crime very seriously. We will support and help you to report a hate crime or hate incident in a secure and confidential space.
What is hate crime?
Hate crime is any behaviour that is caused by hatred of:
- Religion or faith
- Sexual orientation
- Gender identity
Hate crime can be:
- Damage to your house, car or other property
- Name calling
- Attacks or violence
- Graffiti or writing
- Arson or fire
How do I report a hate crime?
No one should have to put up with hate. But if you are a victim of hate crime or you witness a hate crime, there are a number of ways that you can report what has happened.
- JMSU is a registered Hate Crime Reporting Service. They are trained to support people in the reporting of a hate crime with complete confidentiality. Call JMSU on 0151 231 4900 or email email@example.com to book an appointment and report an incident.
You can also report hate crime through:
- Stop Hate UK website or by calling 0800 138 1625
- Merseyside Police – call 101 for non-emergencies
- If the situation is an emergency or there is a risk to your safety call 999
Support at LJMU
Student Advice and Wellbeing services are able to support any students who experience or witness a hate crime. You can find full contact details on the Student Support page.