Hate crime

What is a hate crime 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 or gender identity
  • sexual orientation
  • disability
  • age
  • alternative sub-culture

Hate crime incidents include:

  • physical attacks - to people or property, including offensive graffiti or arson
  • the threat of attack - including offensive letters, telephone calls 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 work place

Report a hate crime

Calling

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.

More information

True Vision is an 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.

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

This page was last updated on 28 March 2017

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