What is hate crime?
Hate crime is any offence committed against a person or property
that is motivated by the offender's hatred of people who are seen
as being different. You can be a victim of hate crime because of
your disability, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or
Hate crime incidents include name calling, verbal abuse,
bullying, harassment, spitting, physical attacks, damage to
property, graffiti, and written notes, emails and text
How can I report it?
Report it to Kent Police.
When you call Kent Police, ask for the incident reference
number. A police officer will come to speak to you as soon as
possible (make sure you get the police officer's name and number).
An investigating officer will always be assigned to you and you
will be advised who that person is.
If you're not sure about contacting the police, you might prefer
- Call 0800 138 1624 - this service is run by trained, non-police
staff and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Contact your local Community Warden
- Visit the True
Vision online reporting website.
To find out more, visit the hate
crime pages on the Kent Police website.