There are many commonly-held myths and misconceptions around hate crime and hate incidents. These can lead to an increased prevalence of these instances, poor support for victim/ survivors, and/ or incorrect outcomes in formal reporting procedures.

Here are some common myths and misconceptions, and the truths to provide the correct information. See our Twitter feed (@UniOfLeics_ST) for more. Email us on standingtogether@le.ac.uk if you have any more you'd like us to include.

Myth: It happens too often to report each one

Fact: Each and every hate incident and hate crime is one too many. The Police want to hear every time you are a victim. Each offence will be logged and will receive a police response

Fact: Hate crimes are not just incidents of racial intolerance, but also include religious discrimination, homophobic and transphobic abuse, disability hate crime and more recently, crimes against older people

Fact: Although hate crimes seem to be on the rise, many hate crimes go unreported to the police
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