If you have been a victim of crime, don’t suffer in silence. Even if you do not want to report the crime to the police, think about telling a trusted friend or family member so they can help and support you. Nottinghamshire Victim CARE can also provide you with help and support even if you do not want to report the crime to the Police.
Victim CARE can provide:
Call Nottinghamshire Victim CARE on 0800 304 7575.
You can report hate crime through a number of ways.
You can contact the Police on 101 and make a report.
You can also report online through True Vision – http://www.report-it.org.uk/your_police_force
You can also speak to a Caseworker at Nottinghamshire Victim CARE, who can assist you in reporting a hate crime.
Hate crime is term that describes a range of criminal behaviour that is motivated by prejudice on the basis of someone’s sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.
A Hate Crime could include threats, physical violence, intimidation, harassment or bullying, but could also include criminal damage.
Hate Crime can have a significant impact on a victim’s wellbeing emotionally, but there is a lot of support you can access across Nottinghamshire.
Support for victims of anti-Semitism: Community Security Trust
Tel: 0800 032 3263 (emergency number)
Support for Muslim women: Muslim Women’s Network
Tel: 0115 837 2627
Support for victims of Islamophobia: Tell Mama
Support for Gypsy and Travellers: The Traveller Movement
Support against racism: The Monitoring Group
Tel: 020 7582 7438
Support for transgender people: Notts Transhub
Support for LGBTQ: Notts LGBT Network
Support for Learning Disability: Nottingham MenCap
Support for all disability: Disability Nottinghamshire
Support for the deaf community: Nottinghamshire Deaf Society
Support for women: Nottingham Women’s Centre
Everyone reacts differently to experiencing a crime. It is important however to recognise that whatever has happened to you, it can still feel like a violation.
If you have any physical injuries, it is important that you get these checked out as soon as possible at either a walk in centre or Accident and Emergency – you can find your local urgent care centre here https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/Urgent-Care/LocationSearch/0
You might also find that you feel suddenly quite emotional, you might struggle to sleep properly or feel anxious being in your home or out and about. It is important that you recognise that all of these are not unusual to experience following any crime.
Some ways you can help yourself during this time:
The NHS Moodzone pages have a lot of tips on how to boost your emotional wellbeing which you can find here.
Here are some tips to follow if you are out and about.
Here are some useful tips for keeping safe on the Internet: