This page gives information on hate crimes and identifies where you can go for help, support and how you can report it.
If you are in imminent danger, dial 999 and seek immediate support.
If you or someone you know has been a victim of a hate crime or a hate incident you should contact one of the following organisations:
A hate crime is a criminal act which is perceived, by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by a person's:
A hate crime is a criminal offence where anyone believes the victim has been targeted due to any one of the factors identified above.
Hate incidents are incidents that do not constitute a criminal offence but cause alarm, distress or harassment where anyone believes the victim has been targeted due to any one of the factors above. Some hate incidents may become crimes if the numbers of incidents escalate.
Hate crimes and incidents can be committed against a person or property and can include:
Hate crimes and incidents can also be directed at whole communities through:
If you or someone you know has been a victim of a hate crime or incident further help and support is available from:
Hate crime information is also available by downloading our hate crime leaflet.