Hate crime can take place anywhere - at home, in the streets, at work, and at schools. Incidents can include threats, verbal abuse, graffiti, arson, robbery, violence towards you and damage to your property.

Nobody should have to live with the fear, anxiety and consequences of hate crime. Here in Kirklees, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Police we provide support and guidance to victims and take positive action against perpetrators.

What a hate incident is

Any incident which is perceived by the victim or any other person as to be motivated by an offender's hatred of someone because of their race, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and/or faith and religion.

Types of hate incident include:

  • Sexual orientation:
    When a person is bullied, attacked, harassed, or called names because they are (or are thought to be) lesbian, gay, transvestite, transsexual, transgender or bisexual
  • Race:
    Any incident that is perceived to be racist by the victim or any other person
  • Disablity:
    Any incident which is perceived to be based upon prejudice towards, or hatred of, the victim because of their disability or so perceived by the victim or any other person
  • Gender Identity:
    Any incident which is perceived, by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice against a person who identifies as (or is thought to be) 'trans' including transgender and transsexual
  • Faith or religion:
    Any incident which is perceived to be based upon prejudice towards, or hatred of, the faith of the victim or so perceived by the victim or any other person

How to report a hate incident

Emergency or ongoing

If there is a threat to life or a hate incident ongoing: Call 999

Trains and train stations

Report all hate that happens on trains, or at the station, via text to the British Transport Police on 61016

Fill in our online form

All information you put on the form will be treated as confidential and will only be passed onto other parties if you provide permission to do so.

Clock Completing this form takes around 20 minutes

Report it

After you've made your report

It is received by Safer Kirklees who send it to the agency or agencies that you have asked it be referred to.

Those agencies will get in touch with you in due course.

You will receive a copy of your report to your email address if you enter it to the form.

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Other ways to report hate incidents

Visit a hate incident reporting centre

Here you can speak to a hate crime representative in confidence and be supported to complete an online report.

Hate incident reporting centres

You can also visit a Victim hub. Where Safer Kirklees and Victim Support can offer free and confidential advice and support.

Or contact Kirklees Direct 24 hour helpline Phone 01484 414888

Contact the Kirklees Police Hate Crime Unit

General enquiries