Crimes committed against someone because of their disability, gender-identity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation are hate crimes and should be reported to the police.
Hate crimes can include:
- threatening behaviour
- damage to property
- inciting others to commit hate crimes
You can report hate crime online.
Call 999 if you’re reporting a crime that’s in progress or if someone is in immediate danger.
If the crime isn’t an emergency, call 101 or contact your local police.
Find out what support you can get if you’re the victim of crime.
Last updated: 23 September 2016
Source: Report hate crime – GOV.UK