Hate crime

Crimes committed against someone, whether a child or adult, because of their disability, gender-identity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation are hate crimes and should be reported to the police.

Hate crimes can include:

  • threatening behaviour
  • assault
  • robbery
  • damage to property
  • inciting others to commit hate crimes
  • harassment

If the crime is not an emergency, call 101 or contact your local police. You can also do so by using a free app called ‘Self Evident’, available on the Apple App Store or the Android Google Play Store. The free app makes it easy for you to:

  • file a crime report with the police from your smartphone
  • send the police photo and video evidence
  • record a reliable statement
  • keep a secure record of your report and evidence
  • validate the evidence you have captured

Watch this short Metropolitan Police video on YouTube showing how easy it is to use the app.