Other organisations that can help

Education Action Challenging Homophobia (EACH)Supports under 18s in North Somerset affected by homophobic, biphobic or transphobic harassment or bullying. 0808 1000 143 / www.each.education Stand Against Racism and Inequality (SARI)Provides support to victims of hate crime. 0117 942 0060 / www.sariweb.org.uk North Somerset People FirstProvides support to disabled people affected by hate crime. 01934 426086 / www.nspf.co.uk North […]

What is a hate incident?

Hate incidents can feel like crimes to those who suffer them and often escalate to crimes or tension in a community. For this reason, the police are concerned about incidents and you should report them. The police can only prosecute when the law is broken but can work with partners to try to prevent any […]

What crimes can I report?

You should report all hate crimes and incidents. Hate incidents can take many forms. These can include: verbal abuse threatening behaviour such as intimidation and aggression threatening and/or abusive correspondence by letter, email, MSN, video or via social networking threatening and/or abusive phone calls and text messages criminal damage to personal belongings, buildings or vehicles […]

Why should you report a hate crime?

Hate crime in any form is wrong. If hate crime happens to you or someone you know, it is important that you report it. Reporting makes a difference – to you, your friends and your community. By reporting hate crime when it happens, you can help stop it happening to someone else. You will also […]

How can I report a hate crime?

There are several ways you can report a hate crime, whether you have been a victim, a witness, or you are reporting on behalf of someone else. In an emergency, call 999 or 112 For a non-emergency: tell us about it call the police on 101 report online report in person at council offices, libraries […]

Hate Crime Hub

Safer and Stronger North Somerset has advice and information about hate crime. Find out more >

What is a hate crime?

Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice toward that person’s: disability race or ethnicity religion or belief sexual orientation transgender identity age gender A victim does not have to be a member of the group at which the hostility is targeted. In fact, anyone could be […]