Image for emergencySummary of sections:

  1. In an emergency, call 999.
  2. In a non-emergency, calling 111.
  3. If you are injured or seriously ill, you can go to the Accident & Emergency (A&E) Department of a hospital by yourself or get friends/family to take you.
  4. More information on police, domestic abuse, hate crimes etc
  5. Information on Covid-19 and Corona virus

4. Information on Police, domestic abuse and other emergencies

4.2. Hate crime

A hate crime is when someone commits a crime against you because of your:

  • disability

  • gender identity

  • race

  • religion

  • sexual orientation

  • or any other actual or perceived difference

It doesn't just mean physical violence.

Someone using offensive language towards you or harassing you because of who you are (or who they think you are) is also a crime.

Another example of hate crime is someone posting abusive or offensive messages about you online.

Even if you're not sure if it's a crime or not, you should report it so we can investigate.

Hate crime doesn't have to be targeted at you to report it. You can report anything you see happening to someone else or report it on their behalf if they don't want to.

Click to:     Report a hate crime