What is hate crime?
Hate crime is an incident or crime which is perceived to be motivated by prejudice or hostility (or perceived to be so) against a person’s:
- Race – nationality, ethnicity, skin colour and heritage
- Faith – religion, belief, non-religious belief
- Disability – physical, hearing and visual impairments, mental ill health and learning disabilities
- Sexual orientation – people who identify as lesbian, gay, bi-sexual or heterosexual
- Gender identity –people who identify as ‘trans’ including transgender or transsexual people
It can include things like:
- Physical assault
- Damage to property
- Offensive graffiti
- Inciting hatred online
- Name calling
- Attacks or violence
Put a stop to it
Even if you are unsure whether what you have experienced or witnessed was a crime, by reporting the incident, it enables us to support the victim, deal with it appropriately, work with our partners to better understand hate crime and ultimately, stop others becoming victims.
Call 101 or in an emergency call 999.
You can also report Hate online
As well as the police you can also report hate to other agencies if you prefer. Please bear in mind this information will be passed on to enable us to investigate.
Crimestoppers – Report anonymously on 0800 555 111. Anonymous reports will be passed to police; however, an investigation may be limited where reports are anonymous.
Phone: 0800 138 1625
Text Relay: 18001 0900 130 1625
Online Form: https://www.stophateuk.org/tell/
Post: Stop Hate UK, PO Box 484, LS7 9BZ
CALL 999 IF YOU ARE IN DANGER