Hate crimes such as racist crime, domestic abuse and homophobic crime are one of our highest priorities. In partnership with external agencies, we’re supporting the needs of victims, their families and their communities to make them safer and prevent re-victimisation.
Is it an emergency?
Does it feel like the situation could get heated or violent very soon? Is someone in immediate danger? Do you need support right away? If so, please call 999 now.
Why report hate crime?
It’s not OK to be targeted because of who you, your family or your friends are – or who people think they are. You have the right to live your life free from abuse and violence. If you’ve been the victim of a hate crime remember it is not your fault and help is available.
By reporting hate crime you may be able to prevent this from happening again to you or someone else. Our officers and staff are trained to deal with hate crime sensitively and professionally.
Remember, you don’t have to be the victim of hate crime to report it. You can report anything you’ve seen happening to someone else, or report it on their behalf if they don’t want to.
Report hate crime online
Click ‘Start’ below to complete our quick and simple online form. Our team will investigate your report and get back to you within two days.
True Vision is a national police scheme to help victims of hate crime report the incident and get the help and advice they need. Wherever you are in the UK, if you’ve witnessed or been the victim of hate crime you can report it using the True Vision online or downloadable form. Visit report-it.org.uk to find out more.
Third-party reporting centres
There are now more than 70 third party reporting centres across Merseyside. At each centre, staff are trained to help victims get advice and support in a safe and secure environment. They can help you to contact the police or Stop Hate UK and report any incidents of hate or abuse.
Find your nearest hate crime reporting centre by using the full list here.
Other useful links
We understand that you may not be ready to talk to us about what has happened. The charities, groups and organisations below can offer support, advice and ways to report the incident without having to talk directly to the police.
Crimestoppers A national charity with a free helpline for reporting crime anonymously.
Tell MAMA A national project supporting victims of anti-Muslim hate and monitoring anti-Muslim incidents.