Hate crime awareness week: reporting hate crime

As part of Hate Crime Awareness Week (10 – 17 October), we’ve been supporting the national campaign to raise awareness of hate crime by hosting virtual events, sharing a customer’s story and telling you about how raising awareness is more important than ever

In today’s blog, our Safer Neighbourhood Specialist Joe tells us about the different ways you can report hate crime, whether it is an incident you’ve witnessed or are experiencing yourself. 

How to report at hate crime

First and foremost, you do not have to be a victim to report a hate crime. You can report on behalf of a victim or also whether you have witnessed a hate crime incident.

There’s several different ways you can report a hate crime depending on the method you feel most comfortable with:

Report it directly to the police

• In an emergency report via 999.
• You can also report emergencies via SMS text messages; however you can only do so if you are registered with emergencySMS.

If it is not an emergency you can report it to the police by dialling 101.

Report it online

Most police forces have a website which makes it easy for victims, witnesses or those reporting on behalf of a victim to make an online report. See the links below for our different regions.

Merseyside Police
Greater Manchester Police
Lancashire Constabulary
Cheshire Constabulary

Reporting hate crime through an agency

If you do not wish to report hate crime to the police, you can also report it through the following agencies

Third party reporting and support agencies include:

  • Anthony Walker Foundation
    Anthony Walker Foundation tackle racism and support
    Telephone: 0151 237 3974
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
    Telephone: 03444111444
    Textphone: 18001 03444 111 445
  • Daisy Inclusive UK
    Daisy inclusive UK is a safe space for people to come regardless of their disability, gender, sexual orientation or race.
    Telephone: 0151 261 0309
    Email: info@daisyuk.com
  • Galop
    Galop provides hate crime, domestic abuse and sexual violence support services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans + victims/survivors. Telephone: 0800 999 5428
  • The Community Security Trust (National Organisation for Jewish victims)
    Provide representation for British Jews on issues of racism, antisemitism, extremism, policing and security. CST help those who are victims of antisemitic hatred or harassment.
    Telephone: 0161 792 6666
  • Tell MAMA (National Organisation for Muslim Victims)
    Tell MAMA supports victims of anti muslim Hate.
    Telephone: 0800 456 1226
    SMS Text: 0115 707 00 07
    WhatsApp: 0734 184 6086
    Email: info@tellmamauk.org
  • Stonewall
    Information and Support for LGBT communities and their allies.
    Telephone: 0800 050 2020.
  • Victim Support
    Confidential Support for people affected by crime or traumatic events.
    Telephone: 0808 168 9111

If you would like further supporting on reporting hate crime, please get in touch with our team.