If you or someone you know has experienced hate crime, reporting it can stop it happening to someone else. Reporting it also helps the police better understand the level of hate crime in your area and improve the way the respond to it.
Incidents can be reported by victims or witnesses. Incidents can range from verbal abuse, threatening or aggressive behaviour – even through letters, emails or social media – criminal damage to personal property, or physical attacks.
You should contact the police to report hate crime. You can:
Call 101 if it’s not an emergency or fill in an online crime form on the Avon and Somerset Police website: