Hate Crime Reporting Centre
If you are the victim of a hate incident or hate crime, or have witnessed one and want to report it, there are few places you can do this. You can come to the LCiL which a Hate Crime Reporting Centres where your matter will be dealt with sensitively and confidentially in a safe and comfortable environment. All cases are treated with strict confidence, and people can report an incident without having to speak to the police. A trained member of staff will be able to provide confidential advice and guidance, and refer victims to appropriate support services if required.
LCiL is located minutes from Leicester City Centre and just off the main ring road. We manage and operate from the West End Centre, a fully accessible community centre building with bespoke facilities for disabled visitors.
Andrewes Street, Leicester LE3 5PA
Tel: 0116 222 5005
LCiL Office Hours:
Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 -16:00
What is a hate incident or hate crime?
A hate incident is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by the offender’s hatred of someone because of their:
- Gender or gender identity
- Race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality or national origins
- Sexual orientation
A hate incident becomes a hate crime when there is a criminal offence attached to it (such as a physical attack, a threat of attack or verbal abuse and insults). These incidents and/ or crime may involve physical attacks, verbal abuse, harassment, damage to your property, bullying or graffiti.
Combating Hate Crime
LCiL is determined to help people who are suffering as a result of a hate incident. We understand that you may feel nervous about reporting it, but we can help. By working with other agencies and local communities we aim to eliminate hate crimes and encourage people to report them.