Hate Crime

Thames Valley Police believes that current reporting levels of hate crime including hate incidents, does not reflect the full scale of the problem and how much it impacts on people’s lives.

A hate crime is any criminal offence which is perceived, by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice based on

  • a person’s race or perceived race or
  • on a person’s religion or perceived religion or
  • on a person’s sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation or
  • on a person’s disability or perceived disability or
  • against a person who is transgender or perceived to be transgender.

We work in partnership with local authorities, charitable organisations and third party report services to raise awareness of the problem and to build confidence in reporting issues to the police. We do not tolerate hate crime and we encourage the community which we serve not to tolerate it either.

You can call 101 at any time to report an incident no matter whether you were the victim, a witness or heard about it after the event. Always dial 999 if there is a crime in action or an immediate threat to life. You can also speak in confidence to third party report and advice service, the Hate Crime Network (opens new window) on 0300 1234 148

Thames Valley Police in conjunction with the Police & Crime Commissioner, support the ‘Let’s Hate Hate’ campaign. Launched during National Hate Crime Awareness week 2016 (8-15 October), you can find out more details about the campaign and how you can get involved by visiting our news and events pages. When using social media, search #letshatehate.

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