A hate crime is an offence committed against someone because of their disability, gender-identity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation

Crimes can include threatening behaviour, assault, robbery, damage to property, inciting others to commit hate crimes and harassment.

Hate crime and incidents can take place anywhere, in the street, in schools and online.

You can report hate crime online if you do not want to report directly to the police.  You can also report if you are a witness or calling on behalf of someone else.  If you wish to remain anonymous you can report hate crime to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their online form.

Call 999 if you’re reporting a crime that’s in progress or if someone is in immediate danger.  If the crime isn’t an emergency call 101 or contact your local policing team  

Case study

Faisal had just started secondary school when he started to be bullied by other students.

Case study

Kitty was born London in the 1970s and named Mark. In his teens, he worked in the licensed trade.


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