True Vision has been developed so that you can report hate crimes online - you do not have to visit a police station to report.
The police take hate crime very seriously and will record and investigate this offence even if you do not want to give your details. However, you must note that the investigation and ability to prosecute the offender(s) is severely limited if the police cannot contact you. Most importantly we can not get you the support you may need.
You may also specify how you want to be contacted and say if contacting you would cause you any difficulties. The police will not pass on your details without your consent and we would urge you to give your details when you report as this will help you get any support you deserve and improve our chances of identifying the offender.
When not to use this form
Your online report will be forwarded immediately to the relevant police force for investigation, but it may not receive attention for several hours. For this reason you should never report online an incident where:
- The offender is still present
- You or anyone else is seriously hurt or in danger
- You think the offender may return
- In the above circumstances, we would urge you to call 999 and the police will respond immediately.
What Happens When I Report a Crime?
This site has been prepared with our partners who support victims. It has lots of information to let victims know about the support available and what happens after a crime is reported. Please explore the site or get in touch with us if you can't find what you need.