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A hate crime is any behaviour that someone thinks was caused by hostility, prejudice or hatred of:

  • Disability
  • Gender identity
  • Race, skin colour, nationality, ethnicity or heritage
  • Religion, faith or belief
  • Sexual orientation
  • Alternative subculture / lifestyle 

Why you should report hate crimes

If you tell us what is happening, different agencies (such as the Police, Local Authority, charities and housing providers) can take action against the offender/s and support victims and witnesses.

When you report hate crimes, you are making a bigger difference than you may think. It helps you get support.  It helps us make your local area safer.

Most hate crimes are not reported. Your reports help us to understand how hate crime affects your community and then tackle the problem.

Report a hate crime

To report a non-emergency hate crime/ incident online, please complete the online form.

Once completed, the information submitted will be forwarded onto Greater Manchester Police for intelligence and investigation purposes.  The Police will only investigate if you agree and provide your personal details.

If you want extra support, you can call the Stop Hate Helpline on 0800 138 1625 for the free confidential 24-hour hate crime reporting service.

More information is available at:  #WeStandTogether

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