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Hate crime

Hate crime is any criminal offence committed against a person or property that is perceived by the victim, or any other person as being motivated by prejudice or hatred of someone because of their:

  • Race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality or national origins
  • Religion
  • Gender or gender identity
  • Sexual orientation
  • Disability

We work in partnership with agencies across the public and voluntary sector to tackle hate crimes and incidents and support victims:

Third party reporting for hate crime is currently commissioned by the Thames Valley Police & Crime Commissioner to work across Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire to tackle hate crime.

Victim Support  is currently commissioned by the Thames Valley Police & Crime Commissioner to work across Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire to support victims of crime.  Their contact details are 0808 168 9274, help@victimsupport.org.uk

Reporting hate crime

You can report Victims First online at www.victims-first.org.uk or by calling the Victims First Hotline 0300 1234 148

You can also report hate crime to Thames Valley Police

  • 101 to report non emergency incidents or to give information
  • 999 in an emergency (if there is a crime happening, someone is at risk of injury or there is risk of serious damage to property)
  • 18000 for textphone users or the RNID emergency SMS service to make emergency contact by text message (SMS) to the police www.emergencysms.org.uk

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