Report hate crime
Don't suffer in silence – report hate crime
There are several ways to report hate crime. You can:
- report hate crime to True Vision online
- report hate crime to Essex Police online
- report it at a police station
- report it at a Hate Incident Reporting Centre
- contact your local housing officer
- phone Stop Hate UK – phone numbers below
: 0800 138 1625 – free 24 hour helpline
You can also call:
- 0808 802 1155 – stop learning disability hate crime
- 0808 801 0661 – stop lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) hate crime
: 101 – non-emergency calls
Phone 999 in an emergency, such as when a crime is in progress, a life is in danger or violence is being used or threatened.
For more information on reporting hate crime, go to Essex Police: hate crime.
Why you should report hate crime
Hate crime causes fear and confusion. By reporting it you'll help the police understand the extent of hate crime in your local area and they can develop a better response. This may prevent these incidents from happening to someone else. Reporting makes a difference: to you, your friends, and your community.
If you tell someone – such as a friend or family member – it gives you an opportunity to talk about what happened and decide what action to take. You may want them to speak to the police on your behalf or you might decide to speak to the police anonymously. If the police are told what happened, it may help other people who could be affected by this type of crime.