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LGB&T hate crime

LGB&T Hate Crime

Trade wants to help you feel safer in the community you live in and wants to support you to do that.

Trade continues to assist Leicestershire Constabulary in their commitment to stamping out crime motivated by hate and prejudice.

Are you, or do you know people who are being bullied, assaulted, harassed or verbally abused because you, or they, are lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans?

Trade and the police would like to know if you face hate and prejudice in your life, because of your sexuality, gender identity or the sexuality or gender identity of someone you know. It can help to talk to someone and reporting any incidents can help the police target the right areas.

In order to achieve this we need your help.

Why Report?

If you or anyone else has been subjected to harassment, assault, bullying or verbal abuse, then please report the incident. You can speak to us confidentially at Trade or report the incident using the following links:

For incidents that take place in Leicestershire, regardless of where you or the victim lives, follow one of these links and you can complete the form online:

True Vision

True Vision is Leicestershire Police’s alternative way to report homophobic or transphobic hate incidents:

What Can I Report?

Any incident where you believe you, or anyone, has been targeted because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or trans.

Any incident you know or believe to be motivated by homophobia i.e. graffiti, harassment by neighbours, bullying in school or verbal abuse.

You can also report domestic abuse, violence or aggression against someone by a family member, partner or ex-partner in an existing or previous relationship regardless of gender or sexuality.

Who Can I Talk To?

You can speak to us at Trade on 0116 254 1747 or if you want to contact the police in confidence, you can contact Leicestershire Police on the new non-emergency contact number 101 and ask for your local Hate Crime Officer.

You can also visit any police station. To find your nearest police station click here:

In an emergency always dial 999.

Victim First

Victim First is dedicated to supporting victims of crime and high-risk antisocial behaviour.

Their priority is to ensure you are given the support everyone needs to help them cope and recover from their ordeal.

They provide free emotional support and practical help to victims. They are independent and their services are confidential so you can talk to them even if you don’t want to speak to the police.

Phone: 0800 953 95 95