What is a hate crime?

If someone has committed a crime against you because of your:

  • disability
  • gender identity
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sexual orientation

Then this is a hate crime and it’s really important that you speak to someone. If you’ve seen or know about a hate crime, please report it.

Report a hate crime

Call the police on 101

Visit your local police station

Go to a hate crime reporting centre

Go to the True Vision or Stop Hate UK website

If you or someone else is in immediate danger please call 999.

Let’s stop hate crime

We work with the police, public sector organisations, charities and community and voluntary groups to try and stop hate crime from happening - together we’re called Warrington Hate Crime Action Alliance. Our Hate Crime Strategy aims to celebrate inclusion, champion fairness and respect and challenge hate. We believe that everybody has the right to feel safe and is not subjected to hate crime and discrimination because of their ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation or gender expression.

12 September 2023