Hate incident survey

FRESh (Fairness, Respect, Equality Shropshire Ltd) is a community co-operative. We promote equality, diversity and the elimination of unfair treatment and discrimination for people in and beyond Shropshire.

Every year tens of thousands of people in Britain are upset or hurt in some way because of how they are seen by others. It can include physical violence and brutality, as well as harassment such as being spat at, being called names, being threatened, being bullied through social networking sites or text messages and damage to your house or car. These are all called hate incidents and affect all kinds of people from all walks of life. Sometimes incidents might seem trivial at the time, but when repeated they can cause the same enormous damage to victims, their families and friends, and to wider communities as bigger incidents.

This short survey is anonymous and shouldn’t take longer than ten minutes to complete. We understand that remembering these incidents can be unpleasant, but it will help us to find out how often and what kinds of hate incidents happen in Shropshire. This will guide improvements in how hate incidents are reported, recorded and in the support given to victims. We’d be grateful for your help in filling it in, either online (see below) or by emailing us at fresh.shropshire@gmail.com for a digital or a paper copy which you can send back by email or by post.

Please answer these questions

  • Please say roughly how many times it happened (in numbers)
  • For example: they might target you because they suppose you are gay or lesbian even though you aren't.
  • Please say roughly how many times it was reported (in numbers)


Thank you for taking the time to fill out this survey.

Support available
Hate incidents can cause misery and distress, whether physical, mental, financial, emotional or spiritual.
If you need support, please contact Victim Support on 0300 303 1977 (free & confidential).

Reporting hate incidents
If you want to report a hate incident that happened to you or someone else, you can contact the police or a third-party reporting centre. The police don’t have to be involved and you can report anonymously.

Addresses and phone numbers for reporting in Shropshire are in this leaflet, or download a reporting form directly. Anonymous online reporting can be done via Crime Stoppers.

FRESh’s research
If you would like to talk to us about this survey or be involved in follow-up research, please contact us by email at fresh.shropshire@gmail.com. This scoping research is funded by the Shropshire Hate Crime Reporting Group.


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