By reporting hate crime, you may be able to prevent it from happening again.

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. If you're deaf or hard of hearing, use our textphone service 18000 or text us on 999 if you’ve pre-registered with the emergencySMS service.

Report it online

True Vision

True Vision is a national police scheme to help victims report hate crime online.

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Report by phone

Call 101

Our national, non-emergency telephone number is staffed 24/7 to give you support and 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.

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Report hate material you've seen online

If you've seen something on a website or social media that promotes hatred or violence against a particular group, use our online form to report it.

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Other help

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.

Other useful links

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.

Community Security Trust (CST)
A charity protecting British Jews from antisemitism and related threats.

Galop 
A national charity providing advice and support to members of the LGBT community.

Stop Hate UK
An independent charity that operates a free 24hr phone service for victims and witnesses.

Challenge North Staffs

Challenge North Staffs is an organisation which aims to promote the reporting of Hate Crime in the North Staffordshire area.

CACH (Communities Against Crimes of Hate)

Partnership supporting individuals who experience hate crime, hate incidents and identity based bullying. 

The Sophie Lancaster Foundation

A charity set up after the murder of Sophie Lancaster to challenge prejudice and intolerance towards people from alternative subcultures.