Hate crime

2/3/2021 8:48:44 AM

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:

Victim Service

Victims First provides free emotional and practical support to all victims and witnesses of crime as well as family members of victims. It is available across Buckinghamshire and can provide help regardless of whether or not the crime has been reported to the police.

Reporting hate crime

In an emergency (if there is a crime happening, someone is at risk of injury or there is risk of serious damage to property) inform the police by calling 999. Alternatively, you can 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

Report a hate crime to Victims First via their website or by calling the Victims First hotline on 0300 1234 148. You can also report non-emergency incidents or give information about hate crime to Thames Valley Police by calling 101.

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