Hate crime

Hate crimes are crimes that are targeted at a person because of their:

  • disability
  • race or ethnicity
  • religion or belief
  • sexual orientation
  • transgender identity

By reporting them when they happen to you, you may be able to prevent these incidents from happening to someone else. You will also help the police understand the extent of hate crime in your local area so they can better respond to it.

Report hate crime

In an emergency please call 999.

If it’s not an emergency please call 101 to speak with the Police in confidence.

You can also report it to the Police online.


If you do not want to talk to the Police you can report a hate crime to Crimestoppers for free on 0800 555 111. You do not have to give your name and what you say is confidential.

Support bodies

  • Stop Hate UK provides 24-hour support to people who have been affected by hate crime. Call 0800 138 1625.
  • True Vision provides information about hate crime and how to report it.

Third-party reporting centres

Local agencies can also report incidents on your behalf and provide you with advice and support.