What is a hate crime?

A hate crime is an offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice based on a person’s:

  • Race or perceived race (including nationality, national origin, ethnic origin, race and colour)
    Religion or perceived religion
  • Sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation
  • Disability or perceived disability
  • Transgender or perceived transgender individual characteristic that makes someone appear different e.g. alternative lifestyle, culture, physical appearance and style of dress.

How to report a hate crime?

You can report a hate crime in confidence in any of the following ways:

  • In an emergency call 999
  • For non-emergencies call 101
  • Report online at report-it.org.uk
  • Call in at a police station or stop a police officer in the street
  • Call Victim Support on 0808 168 9111. You do not need to provide your name when reporting to victim support.

In North Worcestershire – United against Hate or call 0300 303 88388