This is the 25th anniversary of National Hate Crime Awareness Week. This time it is from 10th to 17th October 2020.

Norfolk and Suffolk Police, have written to say they take this type of crime very seriously and are committed to tackling it to make communities safer.

What is ‘hate’?

Hate is when an offender is hostile towards an individual’s, or a group’s identity, because of prejudice against their protected characteristics:

• Race, ethnicity or nationality

• Religion or belief (or lack of)

• Disability (includes physical, sensory, learning disability, or mental health)

• Sexual orientation

• Transgender identity

What are hate incidents and crimes?

An Hate Incident is when an individual, or anyone else, thinks that an event was motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a person or group’s protected characteristics. Any criminal offence can be a Hate Crime if it was motivated by hostility or prejudice against a person or a group’s protected characteristics.


The Police have provided posters from Norfolk County Council which incorporates the new logo for SHiN. They have asked that we display them to support the national campaign. See them here:

SHiN Poster #1

SHiN Poster #2