Hate crime

A hate crime is any criminal offence that you believe, or anyone else believes, is motivated by the offender's prejudice or hatred of you because of your:

  • race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality or national origins
  • religion
  • gender or gender identity
  • sexual orientation
  • disability

It can can take many forms including:

  • physical assault
  • damage to property
  • offensive graffiti/posters/letters
  • verbal threats
  • abusive or obscene phone calls
  • intimidatory gangs
  • malicious complaints
  • abusive gestures
  • bullying at school or work 


Reporting hate crime

If the hate crime puts you, your family or your property in immediate danger dial 999 and ask for the Police.

If you are not in immediate danger report the incident as soon as possible in one of the following ways:

  • phone the police on 0161 872 5050, or report to the police online
  • phone City South on 0800 840 1444 or report it to us online
  • call into our office - it is an official hate crime reporting centre