Hate crime

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
  • harassment
  • 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.

Report to the police online

2.  Other ways to report hate crime

If, for any reason, you do not want to contact the police, you can contact:

For more information contact the Barnet Council Community Safety Team at

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.

This includes:

  • Help for keeping safe on the streets
  • How to report a hate crime
  • Domestic abuse support services