Report hate crime

We take hate crime very seriously. It is important that all hate crime is reported so it can be dealt with appropriately.

A hate crime is any incident which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be driven by hatred or hostility because of one or more of:

  • race, ethnicity and nationality
  • religion, faith or belief
  • disability
  • gender identity
  • sexual preference, or
  • age.

Hate crime can be targeted at anyone who associates with people who identify with any of these groups and directed at individuals, families and groups of people.

Hate crime can take the form of an assault, verbal abuse, threats, name calling, harassment, damage to property, arson or cyberbullying.

Who can report a hate crime?

Anyone can report hate crime. You can report hate crime if:

  • you are a victim of hate crime
  • you are a witness to hate crime
  • you are a third party reporting on behalf of someone else.

How can I report a hate crime?

You can report hate crime to a number of agencies: