Hate Crime and Cyber Crime

Reporting hate crime

Hate crime can be reported anonymously and confidentially to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Victims and witnesses of hate crime are urged to report it to the police on 101, or dial 999 in an emergency.

If you are not comfortable in approaching the police, there are 12 reporting centres where you can report hate crime to specially trained staff in person or over the phone. Find out how to reach out to our reporting centres (78.8 KB) PDF .

Hate crime is motivated by prejudice based on a persons characteristics, such as race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or religion. Typical incidents include physical or verbal abuse, offensive literature, graffiti and criminal damage.  It can have a major impact on the life of the victim and the wider community, which is why it’s important to report it.

Support for victims is available from Victims First, who can be contacted on 0300 1234 148.

Cyber crime and staying safe online

Visit Cyber Streetwise for top tips and advice to protect yourself, your family or business from cyber crime.

If you suspect yourself or someone you know may have been a victim of cyber crime, please contact Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre.

Last reviewed: 19 - 02 - 2020

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