What is hate crime?

A hate crime is any behaviour that is influenced by hostility and prejudice towards a person’s identity, or what is perceived as their identity, such as:


   Gender identity
   Religion, faith, or belief
   Race, nationality, or ethnicity
   Sexual orientation

Anyone can be affected by hate crime because of who they are, who their friends and family are, or who a perpetrator thinks they are.

Hate Related Behaviour


What should I do?

We understand you may feel too scared or threatened to speak to the people who are causing the problem, and you should never put yourself in danger.


If you experience or witness an act of hate crime, you should report it to the Police immediately.


You can report a hate crime even if someone else is the victim.

You can find report hate crime and find help and support from the National Stop Hate UK website and 24-hour help line 0800 138 1625.



Support and Resources

Victim Support


A national charity for victims and witnesses of crime in England and Wales.


They provide specialist help to support people to copy and move on to the point where you feel you can get back on track with your life.

Visit Victim's Support
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True Vision

True Vision


A scheme supported by all police forces in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

Visit True Vision


Tell MAMA is an independent and confidential support service for those who face anti-Muslim hatred and prejudice across the United Kingdom. 
Visit Tell MAMA
Tell Mama



A charity supporting LGBTQIA+ individuals who have experienced abuse and violence.

Visit Galop

Community Security Trust


A charity that protects Jewish people from antisemitism and related threats. 

Visit CST
Community Security Trust
GATE Herts

Gypsy and Traveller Empowerment (GATE) Herts


A site and support service that is run by and for Gypsy, Traveller and Roma communities

Visit GATE