Hate crimes and harassment
Help with hate crimes and harassment
If you, or someone you know, is the victim of harassment or a hate crime we can help you get the support you need.
Harassment is any unlawful behaviour that makes someone feel intimidated or offended.
Persistent unwanted conduct towards someone because of their age, sex, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation is considered harassment.
It can include spreading malicious rumours, threats of intimidation, regularly undermining someone and face-to-face verbal abuse. Harassment can also happen electronically or in writing.
A hate crime is any crime committed against someone because of their disability, transgender-identity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.
A hate crime can be threatening behaviour, assault, robbery, damage to property, inciting others to commit hate crimes and harassment.
If you’re worried you, or someone you know, might be in immediate danger, always call 999 first.
More hate crimes and harassment support services
We also work with several specially trained agencies who have helped other residents to feel safe again. You can speak in confidence to:
Community Security Trust
This service provides 24-hour support and advice for victims of anti-Semitic hate crimes in the UK.
Call 0800 032 3263
This 24-hour service gives you the power to report crimes anonymously.
Call 0800 555 111
Equality and Human Rights Commission
This service provides support and advice on discrimination and human rights issues.
Call 0808 800 0082
This service provides support and advice for LGBT+ people experiencing sexual violence, domestic abuse or a hate crime.
Call 020 7704 2040 (London) or 0800 999 5428 (National), Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm.
Stop Hate UK
This service works alongside local strategic partnerships to tackle hate crime and discrimination, encourage reporting and support the individuals and communities it affects.
This service provides support and advice about hate crime and how to report it, including a reporting facility if you don’t want to report the incident directly to the police.
This service provides 24-hour support and advice for victims and witnesses of crime and antisocial behaviour.
Call 0808 168 9111