8. Report it - Hate crime or incident

Report a hate crime / incident

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Use this service to report a non-emergency minor crime to the police.

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  • Victim details
  • About the crime/incident
  • Reporting person/witness details
  • About the offender(s)
  • Additional information
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Call 999 immediately if:

  • The crime is still in progress
  • Someone's injured, being threatened or in imminent danger
  • The offender is still at the scene.

What do I need?

  • Your personal details, including your address and postcode
  • Details of the crime - when and where it happened
  • Description of the items stolen

If you don't know the answer to a question, please state 'Unknown'.

As a victim of crime you may be contacted following your report to complete a satisfaction survey about the service provided.

What is hate crime?

Hate crime is any offence committed against a person or property which is motivated by the offender's hatred of people because they are seen as being different. You don't have to be from a minority community to be a victim of hate crime.

Hate crime hurts, it can be confusing and frightening. By reporting it, you may be able to prevent these crimes from happening to someone else. Reporting makes a difference... to you, your friends, your life.

A Hate incident is defined as:
"Any incident, which may or may not constitute a criminal offence, which is perceived by the victim or any other person as being motivated by prejudice or hate."

What can I report?
Any incident where you or anyone else has been targeted because they or you are believed to be different:

  • race 
  • religion 
  • sexuality 
  • gender identity 
  • or have a disability 

Domestic abuse involving anyone which you have a close relationship with; e.g. your current or previous partner.

For more information about hate crime and why you should report it, please visit - http://www.report-it.org.uk

For more information about helping you cope with the effects of crime, please visit - www.victimsupport.org.uk

Did you try to report this incident via the 101 number?
Was the crime committed in Suffolk?

This crime cannot be reported to Suffolk Police. Find the force here where the offence took place.

Please confirm this report is not urgent as stated above