Reporting hate crime and cyber crime
Victims and witnesses of hate crime are urged to report it to the police on 101, or dial 999 in an emergency.
Hate crime can be reported anonymously and confidentially to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
If you are not comfortable in approaching the police, there are 11 reporting centres where you can report hate crime to specially trained staff in person or over the phone.
Hate crime is motivated by prejudice based on a persons characteristics, such as race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or religion. Typical incidents include physical or verbal abuse, offensive literature, graffiti and criminal damage. It can have a major impact on the life of the victim and the wider community, which is why it’s important to report it. Support for victims is available from Victims First, who can be contacted on 0300 1234 148.
On your side – dedicated help for anyone from East and Southeast Asian communities
A new national support service is now available to provide dedicated help for anyone from East and Southeast Asian communities who is a victim or witness of racism or other hate crimes.
On Your Side offers a free helpline run by specialist advisers, speaking a number of languages, who can give advice and support. A team of advocates are also available to help victims understand their rights, access services and communicate with statutory agencies.
To access this service visit onyoursideuk.org or call free on 0808 801 0393.
Cyber crime and staying safe online
Visit Cyber Streetwise for top tips and advice to protect yourself, your family or business from cyber crime.
If you suspect yourself or someone you know may have been a victim of cyber crime, please contact Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre.