A hate crime is a criminal act which is perceived, by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by a person's:
- race or ethnicity
- religion or belief
- sexual orientation
- transgender identity
If you or anyone is affected by a hate crime, you should report it.
Instances can be reported to Surrey Police on 101 or in instances of imminent danger, dial 999 and seek immediate support.
For those who do not wish to speak to the police, there are other agencies or organisations that victims of hate crime can turn to:
By reporting these incidents, you may be able to prevent them happening to others and you will help the police understand the extent of the crime in the local area. You can find out more about Hate Crime on the Surrey Community Safety website.