Hate Crime

If you’ve ever been abused, assaulted, targeted or intimidated because of who you are, you may have been the victim of a hate crime or hate incident.

  • If it’s happening now, or the offender is still nearby, call 999 immediately.
  • If it’s less urgent, call the police on 101.
  • Whenever you call us, please tell us that you are reporting a hate incident.
  • You can always speak with us in confidence and, if you prefer, anonymously.
  • If you don’t want to speak to the police directly, tell a friend, relative or carer. If you want to report the incident to us, they can do it on your behalf.

You don’t have to be the victim, or even know the victim, of a hate incident to report it to the police. If you witness an incident, or someone tells you about one, you can report it to us on their behalf.

These are incidents or offences which are motivated by hostility, prejudice or hatred towards someone’s actual or perceived:

  • Colour of skin, ethnicity, nationality and/or national origin
  • disability
  • Transgender identity
  • Faith, religion or belief
  • Race
  • Sexual orientation
  • Transgender identity
  • Disability
  • Religion
  • Age
  • Refugee or asylum status

Have you downloaded the latest tool for reporting hate crimes and hate incidents in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight?

The ‘Helping Victims of Hate Crime’ app was developed for Hampshire Constabulary and went live in 2013.

It’s designed to give people more information in one handy place about hate crimes and hate incidents and encourage communities to come forward and report them.

It was developed by C5 Consultancy from the design for a booklet previously created for the Hampshire Police Authority and successfully piloted in the Western Policing Area of the constabulary.

The app is available for both

iPhones and Android phones.

The app is free.

Hate incidents and hate crimes are cowardly and unacceptable and the police are here to help support the victims and bring the offenders to justice.