Hate Crime

What is Hate Crime?

Hate crime is any criminal offence committed against someone based on the person's characteristic or perceived characteristic including:

  • Disability
  • Race/ethnicity
  • Religion or belief
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity

Hate crimes can include:

  • threatening behaviour
  • assault
  • robbery
  • damage to property
  • inciting others to commit hate crimes
  • harassment

Reporting to Thames Valley Police:

Many victims don't report incidents but endure harassment for a long time. If you feel you have experienced a hate crime you must remember that it is not your fault. You do not have to live with this form of abuse and it is important to report such incidents.

If you, a friend, family member, neighbour or work colleague are suffering as a victim of this type of crime, report it to the police as soon as possible, please call either 101, non emergency or 999 in an emergency.

Report to True Vision

You can also find advice and report hate crime incidents at the True Vision website

LGBT Hate Crime Helpline

Galop can help if you experience homophobia, transphobia or biphobia wherever it occurs, including at home, in public, at work and online.

  • GALOP 0207 704 2040

You can also report a hate crime anonymously by phoning Crimestoppers: 0800 555 111