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Reporting crime

Information on ways of reporting crimes, what to do if you are suffering from harassment, what hate crime is, ideas for community payback, problems with ten-foot/alley and how your area is policed. 

How do I report a crime?

Reporting a crime

If you need to talk to the police about the crime you should contact Humberside Police on 101.

If it is an emergency or there is a crime in progress you should call 999.

Whenever you complain to the police about a criminal offence they make enquiries to try to solve the crime. Wherever possible you should:

  • give them as much information as you can about the offence
  • tell them if you are worried about your (or your family's) safety so they can give you appropriate advice. If for instance, you are worried about the suspect being granted bail they will pass your concern to the crown prosecution service
  • tell the Police if you change your address or 'phone number so tha tthey can tell you if someone has been arrested, charged or cautioned in connection with the offence
  • tell them of any other changes: for example, you may have noticed further losses or damage since you first reported the offence, or you may be suffering further effects from an injury caused by the crime.

Victim support scheme

Further information is available on the supporting victims page  page.

Where can I find out more information about immigration and who can I contact if I have concerns over illegal immigration?

Anyone with information about suspected immigration abuse can report it at report immigration crime (external website) or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

I am suffering from harassment where can I get advice and support?

Discrimination consists of conduct or words or practices which disadvantages or advantages people because of their:

  • colour
  • culture or ethnic origin
  • nationality
  • religious belief
  • gender
  • disability
  • sexuality
  • age
  • geographical location or another status
  • harassment and bullying are also unacceptable.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council's definition of discrimination includes direct and indirect forms of discrimination.

Direct discrimination occurs when a person is treated less favourably or more favourably than others would be, on grounds that are not justifiable, such as race, gender, disability or another status.

Indirect discrimination consists of treatment that appears to be fair and is applied to everybody equally but has an unjustifiable adverse impact upon a particular group.

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council's policy statement on discrimination is:

"The East Riding of Yorkshire Council is committed to fulfilling its roles as an employer, service provider, purchaser of goods or services and community leader without discrimination in terms of colour, culture or ethnic origin, nationality, religious belief, gender, disability, age, sexuality, geographical location or any other status. All members, employees and agents of the council must seek to eliminate discrimination and promote equality and good relations within all communities."

Any discriminatory incident reported to the council is treated seriously. The council is not required to publish details of incidents, so there will never be a breach of confidentiality in relation to any of this information. 

What is a hate crime and how do I report it?

A hate crime is any incident where a person is targeted because of that person’s:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage and civil partnership
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Religion and belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation 

Whether the attack is verbal or physical, or targeted at a person or property, it is illegal and should be reported.

Whether it is you or someone you know that has been targeted, or you witness a hate crime taking place report it by:  

Who do I contact if I have an idea for community payback?

Community payback background information

In the Humberside area, over 160,000 hours of community, payback is completed every year by offenders on a community sentence. This equates to approximately £800,000 of free labour provided to local communities as offenders pay back for the crimes they have committed.

Community payback projects range from litter removal to clearing dense undergrowth, and environmental projects through repairing and redecorating community centres or removing graffiti. Offenders usually work as part of a team, monitored by a supervisor, and will work all day with short breaks, although there are some opportunities for individual placements.

The Humberside, Lincolnshire, and North Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company Ltd are working closely with the East Riding of Yorkshire Council to make sure that offenders do the things that you want them to do as payback for their offending. We are seeking your ideas for projects to be delivered throughout the East Riding in the future.

To be considered, your project must meet the following criteria:

  • it must benefit the local community
  • no one must make a profit from the work
  • it must be challenging and demanding
  • it must be worthwhile and constructive
  • offenders must be seen to be putting something back into the community.

Anyone can nominate a project, so, if you are an individual, member of a club, community group, faith group or voluntary organisation and have a project that fits the criteria above, please complete the form on this site. Your contact details will remain strictly confidential and they will only be used to update you on your suggestions.

The link below will take you to Humberside, Lincolnshire, and North Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company Ltd

Humberside, Lincolnshire and North Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company Ltd (external website)

Application

The Humberside, Lincolnshire, and North Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company Ltd are working closely with the East Riding of Yorkshire Council to make sure that offenders do the things that you want them to do as payback for their offending. Offenders doing community payback in the East Riding complete over 100 projects each year, including painting, garden clearance, litter picking, clearing grass growing into footpaths and snow clearance.

If you have an idea for a project in the future anywhere in the East Riding you can submit a community payback future project idea online (opens in new window)

If you would like further information please contact the safe communities team at safe.communities@eastriding.gcsx.gov.uk

How is my area policed?

Find out how Humberside Police look after your area on the Humberside Police website.

Humberside Police (external website)