You can report a non emergency hate crime or hate incident to us.
In an emergency always telephone 999.
A hate crime is any criminal act committed against a person or their property that is motivated by the offender's hatred or dislike because of their gender status, race, religion, disability or sexual orientation. You can access a video which shows an example of a hate crime.
A hate incident is not a crime but is still based on the hate or dislike of a person. This could be showing anger and being unfriendly because of how they look.
If you wish to remain anonymous it is important you provide as many details as possible as it is difficult for us to progress the case.
What happens next
We respond within one working day and keep you updated on the progress. The information you provide is shared with partners. Together we investigate your report to stop it happening again or escalating further.
We take appropriate action against the offender.
Keep a log of any further related incidents, including dates and times, to add to your case and help with our investigations.