Hate crime

​Reporting hate crime is easy and can help save lives.

Report hate crime

If you are a victim, or a witness, of a hate crime you need to report it:

Anyone can report a hate crime, and if you would prefer, you can report it anonymously using all of the above methods.

Stop Hate app screenshotDownload the app

  • Take a picture, video or audio recording and upload it directly
  • Links directly to leading independent organisation or to the police in an emergency
  • Gives you a direct response (including the police)
  • GPS enabled to help plot the exact location of incident
  • Can be used anonymously
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Support for victims

When you have reported a hate crime, you may be referred to Victim Support. They offer free and confidential support, aimed at helping you to feel safer and find the strength to move forward after crime.
Even if you haven’t reported the crime, Victim Support can still help you.

You can contact them on 0300 303 1971 or for out of hours call them on 0808 16 89 111.

Email them at: supportline@victimsupport.org.uk  


What is a hate crime?

A hate crime or incident is any behaviour that anyone thinks was caused by hatred of:

  • race
  • sexual orientation
  • gender identification
  • disability
  • religion or faith

A hate crime could be:

  • name calling
  • arson/fire
  • attacks or violence
  • damage such as to your house or car
  • graffiti or writing.

Hate crime will not be tolerated in Wakefield, and we take every incident that is reported seriously. Help us beat hate crime by reporting it.

Contact us

Hate crime contacts

Stop Hate UK - 0800 138 1625 or text 07717 989 025
999 in an emergency
101 for non-emergencies

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