Hate crime

What is a hate crime or incident?

A hate crime incident is an offence committed against a person or property that is motivated by an offender's hatred of someone because of their:

  • race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality or national origins
  • religion
  • gender identity
  • sexual orientation
  • disability
  • alternative sub-culture (for example, goth or rocker)

Hate crime incidents include:

  • physical attacks - to people or property, including offensive graffiti or arson
  • the threat of attack - including offensive letters, telephone calls, online messages or groups of people hanging around to intimidate
  • verbal abuse or insults - including offensive leaflets and posters, abusive gestures and bullying at school or in the workplace

Hate incidents can be verbal abuse but if the victim feels threatened or is caused distress, this could become a hate crime.

Report a hate crime

You can report any form of hate crime anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or phone the police's non-emergency reporting number on 101.

In an emergency ring 999.

True Vision is a national website set up by government for people to report hate crime. The information is collated and then passed to the victims local police force for action.

There are also community reporting centres where people can report hate crime or talk about their concerns.

Salford Hate Crime Reporting Centres

For victims and witnesses to report hate crime to a third party, rather than directly to the police.

Eccles, Swinton, Walkden and Pendleton Gateways and Broughton Hub are open for support.

Please phone 0800 952 1000 to check opening hours or make an online report

Some of the centres are available for telephone, online or pre-booked appointment only:


  • Please phone 0300 123 5522 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6.30pm) or visit the ForHousing website. Your report is triaged and allocated to one of our Community Safety Officers who will make an appointment with you by telephone, Zoom or WhatsApp video.

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Community Security Trust (CST)
Jayne Parker House
St John Street
Higher Broughton
M7 2EA
0161 792 6666

Broughton Trust
Humphrey Booth Centre
Health Avenue
M7 1NY
0161 831 9807

Broughton Hub
50 Rigby Street
M7 4BQ
0161 793 2500

Shomrim - BPCP
309 Bury New Road
M7 2YN
0161 740 8000

Hershel Weiss Children and Family Centre
Northumberland Street
Higher Broughton
M7 4DQ
0161 778 0070

19 Leicester Road
Higher Broughton
M7 4AS
0330 088 7447

Andrew Addleman - Brackman’s Bakery and Coffee Shop
43-45 Leicester Road
M7 4AS
0161 792 1652


Eccles Mosque
5 Liverpool Road
M30 0WB
0161 789 2609

Yemeni Community Association
1 Gladstone Road
M30 0WY
0161 707 7012

Salford Link Centre
Chadwick Road
M30 0WP
0161 787 8219

Eccles Gateway
28 Barton Road
M30 0TU
0161 793 2500

Eccles Citizens Advice Bureau
40-44 Church Street
M30 0DF
0300 456 2554

Alexander House
395 Liverpool Road
Peel Green
M30 7HB
0161 788 0636


Spiritan Youth Centre
Northallerton Road
Lower Kersal
M7 3TP
0161 792 4195/ 0161 792 0137

Jewish Representative Council of Greater Manchester
Jewish Cultural Centre, Bury Old Road
M7 4QY
0161 720 8721


Salford Citizens Advice Bureau
Salford Precinct
25a Hankinson Way
M6 5JA
0300 330 9074

Pendleton Together
Brotherton House
Loganberry Avenue 
M6 5UX
0300 555 5567

Pendleton Gateway
1 Broadwalk
M6 5FX
0161 793 2500

Little Hulton

Little Hulton/Walkden Neighbourhood Management Team
42 Little Hulton District Centre
M28 0AU
0161 779 8071

CommUNITY Little Hulton
27 Little Hulton District Centre
M28 0BA
Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5pm
Call: 0161 790 7072

Brierly House
Longshaw Drive
Little Hulton
M28 0AR
0161 799 0656


Ordsall and Langworthy Neighbourhood Management Team
2 Robert Street
M5 3LT
0161 603 4091

Salix Homes
Diamond House
2 Peel Cross Road
M5 4DT
0800 218 2000


Waterside Centre
Billy Lane, Swinton
M27 9GB
0161 794 6788


University of Salford
Student Life University House
M5 4WT
0161 295 2041 / 0161 351 5430

Salford Disability Forum
St Georges Resource Centre
Cromwell Road
M6 6SB
0161 737 1092

Energise Centre
3 Douglas Green
M6 6SF
0161 212 5700


Swinton Gateway
100 Chorley Road
M27 6BP
0161 793 2500

Swinton Neighbourhood Management Team
Floor two
Salford Civic Centre
Chorley Road
M27 6BA
0161 603 4293

Salford City Council
Salford Civic Centre
Chorley Road
M27 5AW
0161 793 2500


Walkden Gateway
2 Smith Street 
M28 3EZ
0161 793 2500

Reporting online hate crime

Other organisations:

Greater Manchester Victims’ Services

Greater Manchester Victims’ Services in Salford offers support for anyone affected by any type of crime. This includes 24 hour telephone support, face to face support, practical support, information provision and safety advice, advocacy, onward referrals into specialist support, and help for parents of victims in supporting their children. To get in touch, call 0161 200 1950 (9am to 7pm), 0808 168 9111 (24/7) or email greater.manchester@victimsupport.org.uk. An interpreter service is available. Get more information on the Greater Manchester Victims' Services website


Europia provides a range of support to European ex-pats, including help for those affected by hate crime. To get in touch, call 0333 3058 570, email hello@europia.org.uk or visit the Europia website.  

Stop Hate UK

24 hour helpline – 0800 138 1625 or visit Stop Hate UK website


Monitoring, reporting and support with Anti-Muslim hate crime - 0800 456 1226 or visit the TellMAMA website. 

Refugee Action

Fourth floor, Dale House, 35 Dale Street, Manchester, M1 2HF
Telephone: 0800 917 2719 or 0161 233 1200 or via the Refugee Action website. 

LGBT Foundation

Princess House, 5 Richmond Street, M1 3HF
Telephone: 0845 330 3030 or via the LGBT Foundation website

Report Racism - Gypsy, Roma, Traveller hate crime

Tailored reporting and support for Gypsies, Roma and Travellers.

Community Security Trust

For reporting anti-Semitic incidents
Telephone: 0800 032 3263

Hate crime and Prevent Duty training

Training on hate crime and Prevent Duty

More information

More information about hate crime is available on the Greater Manchester Police website.

This page was last updated on 11 August 2023

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