Abused, threatened, intimidated because of who you are?
A hate incident becomes a hate crime when a criminal offence has been committed. This includes offences such as assault, harassment, murder, theft and criminal damage motivated by prejudice.
Hate incidents may or may not be a criminal offence. It doesn’t matter if you’re not sure, report it to the police. We take all reports of hate incidents seriously.
You can call 101 at any time to report an incident, whether you were the victim or a witness.
Always dial 999 if there is a crime in action or an immediate threat to life.