A Hate Crime is any criminal offence that is motivated by hostility or prejudice based on the victim's race, faith, sexuality, disability or gender.
Hate Crime takes many forms including verbal or physical abuse, damage to property, harassment and bullying.
Many Hate Crime incidents go unreported. Unfortunately many offenders view minority groups as being an easy target, knowing they have a good chance of not being reported. By reporting an incident, no matter how small it may seem, you can help prevent other people from suffering, as well as protecting yourself from further harm.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of a Hate Crime, don’t suffer in silence, report it!
Reporting to the Police
You can report any Hate Crime to the police, they have specially trained officers who can support you. They will take you seriously and can investigate what has happened. If you are in immediate danger the police are also an emergency service.
- 101 for non emergencies (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
- 999 in an emergency (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
Further Information about Hate Crime: How you can report it and organisations that can help: