Hate crime reporting
A hate crime is any criminal offence that is motivated by hostility or prejudice. It can include physical attacks and verbal abuse, insults or harassment. A hate crime is an attack on a person because of the victim's:
- sexual orientation
- transgender identity
Report hate crimes or other hate-related incidents
In an emergency call 999.
If you cannot make voice calls, you can contact the 999 emergency services by text from your mobile phone. You'll need to register with Relay UK first.
There are other ways of reporting an incident:
- True Vision offers a range of reporting options if you don't want to talk directly to the police
- Stop Hate UK provides 24 hour support to people affected by hate crime. You can report an incident by phone, text, post or online
- Crimestoppers allows you to report a crime confidentially without giving your name or talking to the police
If you are a victim of a hate incident
Victim Support West Midlands offers a support service for victims using trained staff and volunteers.
You can find out about Walsall Hate Crime Reduction Initiative - an initiative to reduce all forms of hate crime in Walsall.
Report terrorism and extremism
Call 999 or the police anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321 to report an immediate threat to life or property.