Hate crime

Hate crime can be related to disability, race or nationality, gender, religion or sexual orientation.

Abuse can be verbal, physical or emotional and include attack to property, written notes, emails and text messages.

Reporting hate crime

  • Thames Valley Police
    Call: 101

  • Victims First helpline
    Call: 0300 1234 148

  • Victims First website

  • West Oxfordshire District Council
    Call: 01993 861000

With the victim’s consent, details of any incident can be passed to the police. Victims of hate crime can also receive support through Victims First.

Why you should report hate crime

The information you provide may help the police stop offenders. Left unreported, the offenders are free to commit similar crimes to other people.

 For more information

  • Equality and Human Rights Commission
  • HALT (Homophobia Awareness Liaison Team): 01865 243389
  • Oxfordshire Race Equality Council: 01865 815239
  • Northern Oxfordshire Victim Support: 01295 277990
  • Citizens Advice Bureau: 08444 111 444

West Oxfordshire District Council
Elmfield
New Yatt Road
Witney
OX28 1PB