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This page will give you information on how to report a hate crime, what happens when you do and some of the support that is available in Wales if you have been a victim of hate crime.

On this page we use the term ‘hate crime’ to describe anything that happens to you because someone dislikes who you are.

What is a hate crime?

A hate crime could be:

  • Name calling
  • Hitting and punching
  • Being made fun of
  • Bullying
  • Being frightened by someone
  • Having your things stolen or damaged

Hate crimes can happen because of your:

  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender Identity
  • Disability - including learning disability, physical disability and mental health

How can I report a hate crime?

You can report a hate crime directly to the police by visiting your local station, calling 101 in a non-emergency or 999 in an emergency.

You can find contact details for your local policing teams here:

If you want to make a report online, you can use the True Vision online reporting form, which will be delivered to your local Police Service.

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You can also report a hate crime that has happened to someone else, for example a friend or family member, or something that you have seen online or on social media.

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