Hate Crime

We believe everyone has the right to be treated with respect and dignity, and to live in a community free from harassment, hatred and abuse. That's why we have a dedicated Hate Crime Officer who can help you report the crime and tell you where to get further support. We take a zero tolerance approach to all criminal behaviour and we work with local agencies to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour. We're part of the SaferPeterborough Partnership and work closely with local police, the fire service, Peterborough City Council and community groups to make the city a safer place for everyone.

What is hate crime?

Hate crime is an attack, either physical or verbal, against a group or individual, that is perceived by them to be:

  • racist
  • homophobic
  • transphobic (discrimination against transsexual or transgender people).

Or it could be due to a person’s:

  • religion
  • beliefs
  • gender identity
  • disability.

These crimes can take many forms and can include:

  • physical assault
  • threats of violence or physical assault
  • harassment
  • written or verbal abuse or threats
  • damage to property or possessions
  • cyber attacks, such as bullying and ‘trolling’ on social media sites
  • offensive graffiti.

Reporting hate crime 

Perpetrators of hate crime need to be stopped and this can only happen if incidents are reported to the police as soon as they happen. If you report a hate crime, you'll be able to access a range of support services so that you can come to terms with the crime and feel safe again.

If you've been a victim of hate crime, you should report it to Peterborough Police by dialling 101 or 999 in an emergency.

You can also:

If you're experiencing anti-social behaviour, please call us on 01733 385000 during office hours, 01733 385099 out-of-office hours, email us or text ASB followed by your name, address and complaint to 60066.

What support is available to me?

If you've been a victim and would like to know more, or would like support reporting the crime to the police, get in touch with us on: 01733 385000 or email: customerservices@crosskeyshomes.co.uk

You can also contact the Victim and Witness Hub on 0800 7816818 (Monday - Friday, 8am - 8pm and Saturday 9am - 5pm) or email: victimshub@cambs.pnn.police.uk

Victim Support is an independent charity which helps people affected by crime or traumatic events. It can give emotional and practical support to help you feel safer and find the strength to move on from crime. Support is free, confidential and tailored to your needs. Call on: 0808 1689 111.