Hate crime

What you can do if you are affected by hate crime

A hate crime is when somebody is targeted because of their:

  • race
  • religion 
  • disability
  • sexual orientation 
  • transgender identity

Hate crimes can include:

  • verbal abuse
  • threats, intimidation and harassment
  • physical abuse and assault
  • robbery
  • inciting others to commit hate crimes

Hate crimes can also be committed against property. This can include:

  • permanent or temporary damage to property such as your home or car, including fire damage
  • graffiti and other written material such as notes, emails, text messages, or comments on websites

Find out more about what classes as a hate crime.

You can make a report if you have been a victim of hate crime.

You can also find help and support if you've been a victim of hate crime.

Tackling hate crime in Buckinghamshire

As a tier 2 organisation, we work with communities and organisations across the county to tackle hate crime and support victims.

Our goals are to:

  • help victims of hate crime get support
  • raise awareness of the support services that are available
  • encourage people to report hate crime

Contact the community safety team

If you have a question about what you can do if you are affected by hate crime that is not answered on this page, contact the community safety team.