What is hate crime?

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If you have been subject to harassment, victimisation, intimidation or abuse because of:

  • Your race (skin colour, or where you are from)
  • Your sexuality (lesbian, gay or bisexual)
  • Your disability (physical, mental or learning difficulties)
  • Your religion (including having no religious belief)
  • Your gender identity (transgender)

You may be a victim of 'hate crime', which can take many forms including:

  • Physical or sexual assault
  • Physical, verbal or written abuse, threats or intimidation
  • Racist or offensive graffiti
  • Damage to your property or belongings. 

You don't have to suffer in silence. Report it and help us stop hate crime.

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Further information

Hate crime guidance booklet for Wandsworth residents and visitors.

Victim Support

Victim Support can help immediately after an incident or any time after the crime has taken place. They’ll listen to you in confidence and offer information, practical help and emotional support; they are also able to help you to navigate the criminal justice system and make a compensation claim, if you choose to report the crime.

Victim Support have specially trained hate crime staff and volunteers that can:

  • Help you to cope with the emotional effects of hate crime
  • Support you and other members of your family for as long as you need
  • Help you to get in touch with other organisations
  • Help you to deal with other agencies
  • Give you advice on safety and home security

For more information about what services Victim Support can offer you call 020 7801 1777 or visit their website.

In an emergency call 999.