All hate crimes and incidents should be reported.
Why should I report hate crime?
By reporting incidents, you will enable the police to build up patterns of behaviour locally, and highlight areas of concern within your community. More importantly, you can get the support you may need and help ensure that offenders are brought to justice and cannot do the same to other people.
Reporting makes a difference - to you, your friends, and your life.
How can I report?
There are several ways you can report a hate crime, whether you have been a victim, a witness, or you are reporting on behalf of someone else:
1. In an emergency
- call 999 or 112.
- If you're deaf or hard of hearing, use our textphone service 18000 or text us on 999 if you’ve pre-registered with the emergencySMS service.
2. Contact the police
Call 101 for non-emergency enquiries.
If you're deaf or hard of hearing, use our textphone service on 18001 101.
By visiting your local police station. Details on how to contact your local police force can be found at www.police.uk .
3. Report online
- You can report online using the facility on this website. Go to the 'Reporting online' page.
4. Third party reporting centres
- Local agencies such as the Citizens Advice Bureau, Community Voluntary Services etc can also report the incident on your behalf and provide you with advice and support. The 'Organisations that can help' page has a list of organisations that may be able to help you.
- Stop Hate UK provide confidential and independent reporting service in various areas in the UK, including a 24 hour helpline. You can find out if your area is covered here.
5. Reporting Forms
- You will get a much swifter response if you use the online reporting tool on this site but we have prepared a number of down-loadable forms that can be submitted locally or can be useful to record details whilst they're fresh in you mind. Click here to see some forms
6. Reporting Terrorist and Extremist Material
- Get details of how you can report terrorist related concerns here
- If you want to pass details of a hate crime (or any other) offender but do not want to talk to the police, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or via their website at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. You do not have to give your name and what you say is confidential. It is free to call.