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Hate Crime

How to report Hate Crime

A hate crime is when someone commits a crime against you because of your disability, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, religion, or any other perceived difference.

It is defined as 'any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a persons race; religion or perceived religion; sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation; disability or perceived disability and any crime motivated by hostility or prejudice against a person who is transgender or perceived to be transgender.'

Report hate crime

Contact the police to report hate crime. You can:

You should report all hate crime, whether you’re the victim, a witness or are making the report for someone else


Bristol City Council fund the Bristol Hate Crime and Discrimination Services who can support you if yourself or someone you know has experienced hate crime. They are a group of six partner organisations brought together to provide a complete service for victims of hate crime in Bristol.

It is led by SARI (Stand Against Racism & Inequality), together with Bristol Mind, Brandon Trust, LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender) Bristol, Bristol Law Centre, and Resolve West (formerly Bristol Mediation).