What is hate crime?

Any offence/incident committed against a person or property which is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender's bias against a race, colour, religion, gender disability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity. It may also be where a person is targeted or selected because of their status, group characteristics or affiliation.

How to report hate crime

Anyone who is either a victim or a witness of hate crime can to report the incident in a number of different ways:

Advice and guidance

For further information and support about hate crime, please see the following links:

To report racist or phobic incidents, please contact:

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