Hate incidents and crimes can be reported by people directly affected, witnesses or by third parties who are told about an incident. The way a report is dealt with will depend on the information given.
Listed below are the main ways to report a hate incident.
Emergencies (if crime is happening now or if anyone is in immediate danger)
- dial 999
- contact the police on 101 (available 24hrs/day)
- contact 101 to speak to local Safer Neighbourhood Teams
- Visit a police station
- You can report crime anonymously through the police website True Vision
- There is also a free mobile app ( Self Evident ) by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) that makes it easy to record, save and share evidence of hate crime.
Third Party Reporting centres.
Third party reporting centres are organisations in the community who can assist people to report incidents and help them get support. Speak to Victim Support to find out about Third party reporting centres available where you live.
0808 1689 111 (Supportline)
or 020 7277 1433 (Southwark, Greenwich and Bexley team)
If you do not want to talk to the police or fill in the reporting forms, you can still report a hate crime by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or via their website at www.crimestoppers-uk.org . You do not have to give your name and what you say is confidential. It is free to call.
The Metropolitan Police website provides further information on reporting to the police