A hate crime is a crime committed against someone because of their disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity or nationality.
Hate crimes can include:
- threatening behaviour
- verbal abuse
- physical assault
- damage to property
- inciting others to commit hate crimes
- online abuse
How to report a hate crime
1. Report it to the police
In an emergency always call 999.
If your call is not urgent, call 101.
2. Other ways to report hate crime
If, for any reason, you do not want to contact the police, you can contact:
- Any of the independent hate crime reporting centres run by voluntary organisations in Barnet
- True Vision, a national website covering hate crime issues and providing advice.
For more information contact the Barnet Council Community Safety Team at BarnetCST@barnet.gov.uk
Violence Against Women and Girls leaflet
A 12-page “Violence Against Women and Girls” A5 booklet packed with helpful info and services to help keep women and girls across Barnet safe.
- Help for keeping safe on the streets
- How to report a hate crime
- Domestic abuse support services