Hate crime

Report hate crime

Don't suffer in silence – report hate crime

There are several ways to report hate crime. You can:

Stop Hate UK helpline

: 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
Essex Police

: 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.