Hate crimes such as racist crime, domestic abuse and homophobic crime are one of our highest priorities. Currently, we have over 900 specialist hate crime investigators working in our dedicated Community Safety and Safeguarding Units across London.
These officers investigate and manage specific crimes, such as domestic abuse, hate crime and honour based abuse, which often require specialist knowledge and understanding. In partnership with external agencies, we’re supporting the needs of victims, their families and their communities to make them safer and prevent re-victimisation.
Is it an emergency?
Does it feel like the situation could get heated or violent very soon? Is someone in immediate danger? Do you need support right away? If so, please call 999 now.
Why report hate crime?
It’s not OK to be targeted because of who you, your family or your friends are – or who people think they are. You have the right to live your life free from abuse and violence. If you’ve been the victim of a hate crime remember it is not your fault and help is available.
By reporting hate crime you may be able to prevent this from happening again to you or someone else. Our officers and staff are trained to deal with hate crime sensitively and professionally.
Remember, you don’t have to be the victim of hate crime to report it. You can report anything you’ve seen happening to someone else, or report it on their behalf if they don’t want to.
Report hate crime online
Click ‘Start’ below to complete our quick and simple online form. Our team will investigate your report and get back to you within two days.
If you’d prefer not to get in touch online, there’s a range of ways you can report what happened.
Our national, non-emergency telephone number is staffed 24/7. Call us on 101 and ask to speak to your Community Safety Unit. You can report a hate crime directly to them or simply ask them for support or advice.
Visit a police station
If you’d prefer to speak to an officer in person, we can provide a safe and comfortable environment at any of our police stations.
True Vision is a national police scheme to help victims of hate crime report the incident and get the help and advice they need. Wherever you are in the UK, if you’ve witnessed or been the victim of hate crime you can report it using the True Vision online or downloadable form. Visit report-it.org.uk to find out more.
Other useful links
We understand that you may not be ready to talk to us about what has happened. The charities, groups and organisations below can offer support, advice and ways to report the incident without having to talk directly to the police.
Crimestoppers A national charity with a free helpline for reporting crime anonymously.
Tell MAMA A national project supporting victims of anti-Muslim hate and monitoring anti-Muslim incidents.