Police have set up 85 centres across North Yorkshire for victims to report hate crimes.
The centres have been set up in public buildings such as council and housing association offices, libraries and community centres. They will be staffed by people who are trained in diversity issues and what constitutes a hate crime. Police said the centres were an informal alternative for victims who did not want to visit a police station.
Ch Insp Nick Hunter said: “The ability to go to a building such as a community centre to speak to someone provides a much more relaxed environment for them to report an incident or any concerns they have.