Hate crime is a crime committed against someone because of their disability, gender-identity, race, religion, belief, or sexual orientation.
For example, a person or group of people could have;
- threatened or hurt you
- stolen from you and damaged something you own
- encouraged others to commit hate crime
- bullied you, for example spat at you or called you names
How to report it
You can report hate crime online, call 101 or visit a police station.
You can also visit one of our reporting hub drop-in surgeries based in Medway. You don't need an appointment (in most cases) and will be given advice and support by a trained team member.
Victim experiences and guidance
If you'd prefer not to report it directly to us:
You can also get help and support from:
What you can do to help
It’s really important to write down the details of what happened straight away. Here's what to record:
Your local Community Liaison Officer
We have Community Liaison Officers working across the county.
They can give you advice, discuss what has happened or put you in touch with other organisations that may be able to offer you support.