Stop The Hate
Dealing With Hate Crime
- Essex Police take prejudice-based crime seriously and want all incidents to be reported. It is important to let the police know about hate crime to give them a chance to investigate and prosecute offenders, and to ensure that you and the wider community are protected.
What If I Am The Victim Of Hate Crime?
- Whatever your background, it is important to remember that if you are the victim of hostility or prejudice, you are not to blame. Everyone has the right to live their life free from abuse and violence, whoever they are. You don’t have to live with hate crime and the police are here to help.
How Do I Report Hate Crime?
- The problem cannot be dealt with unless it is reported, so we would encourage you to contact the police whether you are experiencing hate crime or you know someone who is. Essex Police say "Report it to sort it!"
- Call 101 to report all non-urgent cases. If you or anyone else is in immediate danger, call 999 or 112.
Can You Help Me?
- Yes. Our office at Centre Place, Prospect Close, Southend-on-Sea is a registered Hate Crime Reporting Centre (HIRC), and can be used as a gateway to reporting to the police. Contact us on 0300 304 5000 or email us.
- You can also report hate crime online or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.