Report hate crime
There are several ways to report a hate incident or crime. Whether you have been a victim, a witness, or you are reporting on behalf of someone else. You could be a friend, neighbour, family member, support worker or a passer-by.
How to report hate crime
Reporting makes a difference - to you, your friends, and your community.
You can report a hate incident or crime by:
- Phone: 0300 123 1212 - Metropolitan Police Croydon
- Online: via TrueVision website
- In person: Croydon Police Station, 71 Park Lane, Croydon, CR9 1BP
Once reported to the Police, they will refer your case to the Police Community Safety Unit.
On the TrueVision website, you can:
- find out what hate crimes or hate incidents are
- find out about the ways you can report them
- report using the online form
- find information about people that can help and support you if you have been a victim.
By reporting hate crime when it happens, you can help stop it happening to someone else. It will also help police to better understand the level of hate crime in your local area, and improve the way they respond to it.
Reporting online hate crime
The internet can bring out people's worst characteristics. Anonymity allows people to express some unpleasant views. If you see hateful or offensive content online you can:
- use the 'web hosting lookup tool' to track the hosting company of the offending site; and
- ask them to remove the offending material. You should point out non-compliance with their standards