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:
- race or ethnicity
- transgender identity
- sexual orientation
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
020 7974 4444
Camden Safety Net
Camden LGBT Forum
020 7388 5720
Camden People First
020 7388 2007
Queen’s Crescent Community Association
020 7267 6635
0800 456 122
The Monitoring Group
0800 374 618
Victim Support Camden
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”.