What is hate crime?
A hate incident is any incident which is perceived by the victim or any other person to have been motivated by hostility or prejudice towards someone’s race, disability, religion, sexual orientation or transgender identity (or their perceived identity).
Hate incidents and crimes should not be tolerated and should be reported
How can you report hate crime?
There are several ways you can report a hate crime, as a victim, witness, or reporting on behalf of someone else:
In an emergency: call 999
To report non-urgent crime call 101 where you can speak to a member of South Wales Police, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
You do not have to give your personal details, but the investigation and ability to prosecute the offender(s) is limited if the police cannot contact you. After reporting, you will be contacted and supported by a Hate Crime Officer who has been trained in understanding hate crime and how it affects people.
Victims are always encouraged to contact the police but you can report the incident directly to Victim Support on 08456 121 900 24/7 and support services will be offered within 48 hours
You can also report online via the www.reporthate.victimsupport.org.uk website where further information and advice can be found.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
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