Reporting of Hate Crime

Available across the Thames Valley

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.

 What is Third Party Reporting of Hate Crime?

Victims First 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 or through the reporting form below. 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.

 Report it!

You can report hate crime  by

Phone: 0300 1234 148

Report online

You can also report hate crime using the form below.

Please note that by completing the form your details will be passed to Victims First.