why should I report hate crime?

When you report hate crime:

  • you stop it from getting worse;
  • you help prevent it happening to others;
  • you help identify the offenders;
  • and you make yourself—and your community—safer.

If you—or someone else—is in immediate danger, always call the police on 999.

Hate crime should always be taken seriously; no matter how low-level it may seem to be, the impact of hate motivated abuse at all levels can be extreme and long lasting.

If lower level incidents aren’t dealt with or people are allowed to get away with such offences, the situation can escalate, become more serious, and victims can give up on reporting.

Action should be taken regardless of whether the offender is under the influence of drugs or alcohol; is a child or an older person; has mental health issues or a disability: there is no excuse for hate related abuse.

If the the offender is vulnerable or there are mitigating factors, this can be taken into account when the case is investigated.

Please use the forms below to report a hate crime; alternatively, you can call our 24/7 freephone number on 0800 171 2272.

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

For detailed information of how your personal details are used and processed by members of the partnership please refer to the each organisation's website for their own privacy policy.

Stephen, a previous client.


"I felt like I was in a really hopeless situation, but it was amazing to find an organisation on my side.

"My caseworker was brilliant, she gave me so many useful options and she was perfect."

Maya, a previous client.


"It was an amazing experience to be listened to, understood, supported and I felt very valued and important in what I brought up.

"I am very grateful—having you is just such a support."

Names have been changed to protect identities.
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Click here to Report hate crime that happened to you

Click here to report hate crime that happened to someone else

"This new service is good news for Bristol and is helping us to continue leading the way nationally with community-based hate crime support. As a modern city there is no space for violence against anyone and people from all walks of life should feel able to call this place home. This SARI led partnership will offer local people a specialist service, run by experts that I hope will help to offer support to the most vulnerable in our community and stamp out this kind of unacceptable behaviour.”
Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol
Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol.
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