This survey will take about 10 minutes to complete.

Who is this survey for?

This survey is for anyone who has seen or heard hate crimes taking place somewhere in Cumbria and for people who have experienced them themselves. 

We want to hear from people who have not reported this to anyone, as well as those who have reported.

What do we mean by hate crime?

Any acts of violence or hostility towards someone because of part of their identity, such as:
·       Verbal or physical abuse
·       Threatening behaviour
·       Harassing somebody
·       Online bullying
·       Damaging somebody's property
·       Many other types of hate or prejudice.

This could be because of hate or prejudice towards someone’s disability, gender identity, race, religion, sexuality or another part of their identity.

How will my answers be used?

This survey is anonymous. You do not need to give us any personal information which could be used to identify you. If you are happy to be contacted to talk more about your experiences, you can leave your contact details at the end of the survey. 

Your answers will help the Police and Crime Commissioner and other agencies to understand what the real issues are locally and how best to support people who have experienced hate crime.

How do I get support?

We understand that this can be a difficult topic. If you feel you need support, you can contact one of the following organisations:

Victim Support (Cumbria) Emotional and practical support. Call 0300 3030 157 or click here to LiveChat or visit their website 

True Vision Report hate crime to your local police force, anonymously or giving your personal details, via the True Vision reporting form Click here

Cumbria Police For non- emergency incidents, call 101 or Textphone Cumbria Police 18001 101 for deaf, hearing or speech impaired. Click here to report it online