Third Party Reporting Mechanism for Hate Crime
Available across the Thames Valley
What is the Third Party Reporting Mechanism for Hate Crime?
The Office of the PCC run a Third Party Reporting Mechanism for Hate Crime which allows victims and witnesses of hate crime who aren't comfortable reporting directly to the police, to contact us instead. You can report via phone, through the reporting form below or through our app. We will then pass the report onto the police and ensure that that the victim or witness gets the support they need. If they choose this report can be passed onto the police without the personal details or the person who made the report.
What is Hate Crime?
Hate Crime is defined by the Criminal Justice system as:
'Any crime or incident which is perceived by the victim, or any other person, to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice, based on a person's real or presumed religion, sexual orientation, race, gender identity or disability'
It might be that someone has shouted names at you, taken money from you or told them to buy you things when you didn't want to, it might also be that someone has physically hurt you or damaged your property.
Someone doesn't have to hate you to commit these crimes against you, they may only dislike the fact you are disabled or gay for example. This might be difficult to prove and you may try to ignore it but it is really important you let someone know if you think you are being targeted.
It is sometimes hard to report incidents as you might be scared that things will get worse or don't know if it will be taken seriously, if you are worried or concerned get in touch with the 'Hate Crime Network' who can help to support you in taking it forward or just give some advice.
You can report hate crime by:
Phone: 0300 1234 148
App: You can also download their app to find out more about hate crime and to report it when and where it happens.
You can also report hate crime using the form below.
Please note that by completing the form your details to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.