Hate crime

What is hate crime and how do I report it?

Something is a hate incident if the victim or anyone else thinks it was motivated by hostility or prejudice based on one of the following: 

  • disability 
  • race or ethnicity 
  • religion 
  • transgender identity
  • sexual orientation 
Hate incidents take many forms, e.g. verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, bullying or malicious complaints.
If you believe something is a hate incident it should be recorded as such by the person you are reporting it to.

In an emergency always call 999. Non-urgent calls can be made 24 hours a day on 101.

Alternatively you can contact the police Community Safety Unit (CSU) which investigates all hate crime reports. Officers at the CSU are trained to provide support to victims of hate crime, regardless of where an attack took place, whether in a victim’s home or on the street. The CSU is able to:

  • investigate the crime and enforce the law
  • give advice and support
  • refer to other agencies for additional support.

If you do not want to contact the police, you can report hate crime to Victim Support in Camden or contact one of the following organisations:

Camden Community Safety Service
camden.gov.uk/communitysafety
020 7974 4444

Camden Safety Net
camden.gov.uk/domesticviolence
020 79742526

Camden LGBT Forum
camdenlgbtforum.org.uk
020 7388 5720

Camden People First
camdenpeoplefirst.org.uk
020 7388 2007

Community Security Trust
thecst.org.uk
020 8457 9999

Hopscotch Asian Women’s Centre
hopscotchawc.org.uk
020 7388 8198

Queen’s Crescent Community Association
qcca.org.uk
020 7267 6635

Tell Mama
tellmamauk.org
0800 456 122

The Monitoring Group
tmg-uk.org
0800 374 618

Victim Support Camden
victimsupport.org.uk
020 7336 1764

If you are Deaf or hard of hearing:
Tel: 020 7974 4000 (option 1)
For Typetalk: precede with 18001
Fax: 020 7974 5852
SMS: 07584 183 926

True Vision hate crime app
This free downloadable app allows you to report hate crime and incidents directly to the Police where the crime took place. You do not have to contact and speak with the Police.
The app can be downloaded to your smart phone by searching the Google Play or app store for “Self Evident”.


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