Why Should You Report Hate Crime
Why should you report Hate Crime?
Hate Crime in any form is inexcusable. By reporting Hate Crime, you can get help and support if you need it. If you tell someone what has happened - such as a friend, family member or agency - it gives you an opportunity to talk about what happened and decide what action to take. You may want someone to speak to the police on your behalf or you might decide to report using a different option. Anyone can report Hate Crime, regardless of whether they are the victim, witness, or are reporting on behalf of someone else.
There are several options you can use to report Hate Crime – from reporting anonymously to in-person or online. If you report Hate Crime, you may help the police understand the extent of Hate Crime in your local area and they can develop a response. This may prevent these incidents from happening to someone else. Reporting makes a difference – to you, your friends, and your community.
Reporting a Hate Crime:
To report a hate crime, you will need to tell us:
- your name, address and contact details
- when the incident happened
- where the incident happened
- what happened during the incident
- who was involved in the incident
- the names and address of any witnesses
- whether you have contacted the police about the incident
- how the incident has affected you
- if you did anything to stop the incident
You can report a hate crime online, or by visiting the Council offices
Once we receive your report about the incident, we will:
- acknowledge your report within three days of receiving it
- contact you to start our investigation