What is Hate Crime and Harassment?
A crime or harassment, which is perceived to be motivated by malice, or ill will, towards a social group, by the ‘victim’ or any other person.
We take hate crime and harassment seriously and encourage people to report all incidents so that we can support victims and tackle the problem.
Types of Hate Crime:
Hate Crime factors can include: Race, Faith, Disability, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Gender and Age.
Forms of harassment can include name calling, abusive messages, graffiti, damage to property and physical attacks.
Where can I report hate crime and harassment?
If you, or the victim, are in immediate danger call the Police immediately on 999. Less urgent cases can be reported at any police station or by calling 0845 045 45 45.
You can also report Race and Hate Crime to any council officer at any council office, including Gateway, local housing offices, libraries, leisure centres and Sure Start Centres. Or you can complete the online form or use the contact details at the bottom of this page.
Please click on links below for local contact details of other organisations that may be of help to you.