Hate crime can take many forms:
- verbal abuse
- physical abuse
- criminal damage to your home or property
- threats to harm you, your friends or your family
- producing offensive printed material about you
- online and social media
If you believe you have been abused because of your race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender identity or disability - you have experienced hate crime.
Hounslow police and Hounslow Council take hate crime seriously. You will be listened to and we will take appropriate action.
There are many ways you can report hate crime:
To the police:
Call 999 in case of emergency or 101 for non-emergencies
Call 0800 555111
Visit the Crimestoppers reporting page
All calls are free and you do not have to give your name.
Galop provides advice and support to people who have experienced hate crime because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Call: 020 7704 2040
Monday-Friday 10:00 – 16:00
TellMAMA provides a service for anyone who suffers, or has suffered an incident as a result of their Muslim Faith (or perceived Muslim Faith. TellMAMA is a secure and reliable service that allows people across England to report any Anti- Muslim Abuse.
Call: 0800 456 1226
SMS: 0115 707 0007
WhatsApp: 0734 184 6086
Real provides a service for anyone who has been a victim of hate crime because of their disability or perceived disability. Real is a registered third party reporting centre. This means Real will assist you to report a disability hate crime if you do not want to directly report the crime to the police yourself.
Call: 020 7001 2177
Monday -Friday 10:00- 16:00
Community Security Trust (CST)
Community Security Trust (CST) is a national Jewish Charity that has extensive experience of providing support and advocacy for victims of antisemitism. CST works across the Jewish Community, from the most religious to the most secular.
Call: 0208 457 9999
Monday- Friday 09:00 – 17:00
The Monitoring Group
The monitoring group is a leading anti-racist charity that provides helpline and casework service to people experiencing racial violence and religious hatred.
Call: 020 7582 7438
Hounslow’s Hate Crime Advocacy service is no longer accepting referrals and closes on 31 March 2021.
If you are an individual who has experienced a hate crime you can find support by contacting Community Alliance To Combat Hate Crime (CATCH ) at www.catch-hatecrime.org.uk
CATCH is a group of charities who give specialist advice and help to people in London who are targeted with violence, abuse or harassment because of their race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.
All the charities a part of CATCH are completely independent from the police. You will not be pressured to take action you do not want to take. Information you share with a charity will not be shared unless you consent to the information being shared.
If you are a professional who is supporting someone who has experienced hate crime, you can make a referral to a charity on the CATCH website www.catch-hatecrime.org.uk