Report hate crime

A hate crime or incident is one committed because of who you are or who someone thinks you are.

If because of your age, disability, sexuality, religion, ethnicity, gender(including gender identity) or lifestyle choice, someone targets you, commits a crime against you, bullies you or harasses you, then this is a hate crime or hate incident.

Call the police by dialling 999 if you are in immediate danger, or 101 for non-emergencies.

This may include verbal abuse, offensive graffiti, threatening behaviour, damage to property, assault, cyber bullying, abusive texts, emails or phone calls or taking money from you.

Report a hate crime or incident

Hate incidents and crimes are under-reported and need to be understood so that the right decisions can be made to stop you or a member of your family and friends from becoming the next victim.

If incidents are not reported they can't be stopped.

Reporting these issues helps to map the extent of the problem and make sure the right action is taken to make your community safer, a better place to live with the right support available so that victims don't feel isolated, depressed and frightened. 


Call the police by dialling 999 if you are in immediate danger, or 101 for non-emergencies.

Call 0300 30 31 982 at any time to contact Victim Support. Calls are treated confidentially and you have the option to remain anonymous.

Report a hate crime online at Gov.UK 


Victim Support is funded by the Welsh Government to increase the reporting of hate crimes and incidents across Wales and to offer support to victims. 

Support may be emotional, practical support or advocacy and help can be given in reporting a crime to the police and attending court. 

Even if you do not need support yourself, it is still important to report offences when they take place.