Looking for help with hate crime?

Our free, independent and confidential support can help you cope and recover from the impact of hate crime.

What is hate crime?

Hate crime is a crime that has been committed against someone because of their:

  • Race;
  • Religion;
  • Sexual orientation;
  • Disability;
  • Transgender identity

These are called protected characteristics. You can experience Hate crime based on one or more of the above, or if you have been perceived to have one or more of these protected characteristics.

Impact of Hate Crime

If you have been a victim of hate crime you may feel many emotions that you are not sure how to deal with.

These could be:

Emotional –  Uncontrollable crying, agitation, restlessness, shame, fear, nightmares, numbness, guilt, frustration and hopelessness

Behavioural – deterioration in personal relationships, paranoid-like guardedness, avoidance, isolation, detachment and loss of identity.

You may also have physical injuries or financial losses as a result of the crime. For example, there may have been an assault, or your property may have been damaged.

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Report a hate crime

You can report hate crime directly to our specially trained staff.

Its free, confidential, and you can report online or via phone.

Call us: 0300 30 31 982.

In an emergency you should always contact the Police on 999. In a non-emergency you can contact your local police force on 101.

My Support Space

My Support Space is a free online resource designed by the independent charity Victim Support to help you manage the impact that crime has had on you.

Children and young people

You & Co is Victim Support’s youth programme that helps young people cope with the impact and effects of crime.