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 the victim of harassment or a hate crime we can help – please contact our customer service centre online by calling 0300 456 9996. We’ll believe you and you can trust us with your story.
If you’re in immediate danger, always call 999 first.
We also work with several specially trained agencies who have helped other residents to feel safe again. You can speak in confidence to:
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