Hate Crime


Hate Crime is wrong. Report it.

What is a hate crime?

A hate crime is a crime that happens to someone because of who they are.

This includes:

  • name calling
  • hitting and punching
  • being made fun of
  • bullying
  • being frightened by someone
  • having your things stolen or damaged

A hate crime could happen to a person because of:

  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sexual orientation
  • how someone sees their gender
  • disability including learning disability
  • physical disability and mental health

You should tell the police if a hate crime happens to you, if you see one happen or you know someone it has happened to. If you don't want to tell the police you can talk to other agencies like Victim Support or local community based support groups.

How to tell the police about a hate crime

In person:

You can visit your local police station in person or speak to your community Police Officer or PCSO.

By phone:

In an emergency call 999. For general questions or to tell the police about a crime or incident that is no longer happening call 101.

Victim Support Line (Freephone 24/7) 0300 30 31 982


True Vision - You can tell the police about a hate crime at report-it.org.uk

Report online to Victim Support www.reporthate.victimsupport.org.uk

Support Groups:

You can contact support groups in your local area – a list of support group contacts can be found at True Vision - www.report-it.org.uk.