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How to report hate crime

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Anybody can be a victim of hate crime. A hate crime or hate incident occurs when somebody is harassed or attacked because of who they are. It is important to report all hate crime incidents, reporting it may prevent it happening again to you or someone else. 

To the Police

Using third party reporting system

Stop Hate UK

If you do not wish to report the crime or other incident to the police, you can use a third party reporting system.

These third parties can take details of the crime or incident and provide advice, guidance and support to the victim. If you do not wish them to do so, they will not pass your details on to the police.

Stop Hate UK is the main third party reporting system available to victims of hate crime in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

Call their 24 hour Stop Hate Line on 0800 138 1625 or report hate crimes and other incidents via the Stop Hate UK website.

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True Vision

True Vision is a national police scheme to help victims of hate crime report the incident and get the help and advice they need. If you don’t want to report directly to the police, True Vision offers an online reporting form for the victims and witnesses of hate crime. You can specify how you want to be contacted and if contacting you would cause you any difficulties. However, it is important to note that the investigation may be limited if the police cannot contact you.

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Updated: 07 September 2021

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