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Hate Crime


If you want to report an instance of hate crime:


If it’s an emergency situation and you see someone in danger  Call the Police: 999 

Alternatively, use North Wales Police's Live Chat Support : ( This live chat service is intended for non-emergency enquiries. If it is not available, visit the online reporting forms or call 101.)


News: Police & Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones pledges his support for Hate Crime Awareness Week and Victim Support's Hate Crime Charter

AJ Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020 (E)

“I’m Supporting National Hate Crime Awareness Week because hate crime is totally unacceptable and is worse because of the effect it has on victims. I want to show leadership and support to all those who are targeted because of their difference, whether it is colour, race, language, disability or sexuality.

Hate crime must cease.”








AJ Hate Crime Charter 09.10.20"I am really very pleased to support and endorse the Victim Support Hate Crime Charter.

For me, victims are and should be at the heart of all work done within the criminal justice system.  For anybody, being the victim of crime can be a painful and traumatic experience.  Therefore having an organisation there to support and guide people through this difficult time is very important.

Hate Crime is particularly nasty.  It is insidious and really cuts to the heart of who the victim is – it strikes at their very identity and reaches not only them, but their family and their community.

Victims are my priority and their experience and journey through dealing with the aftermath of a crime needs to be handled efficiently and with care and understanding.  I commission the work of Victim Support to do just that. This charter promotes the rights and interests of victims within the system.

The charter keeps the focus on the victim being at the centre of the work; it underlines their rights and what they can expect from the system.  It also serves as a reminder to all agencies to keep the focus on the victim and strive for the best possible outcomes that can be achieved for them."


What is Hate Crime?

A Hate Incident is any incident that is perceived by the victim (or any other person) as being motivated by prejudice or hate. Though it does include criminal offences, it also includes non-criminal actions. For example, a family may feel that they are being targeted if they are the only residents of a particular race on their street and somebody keeps dumping rubbish into their garden, but no other gardens.

A Hate Crime is a criminal offence that is perceived by the victim (or any other person) as being motivated by prejudice or hate. Examples include criminal damage, assault, verbal abuse etc.

Prejudice exists in many forms. A person may be victimised because of their:

  • race
  • religion
  • nationality
  • sexual orientation
  • transgender identity
  • disability


Whatever the reason, it is not right and we want to stop it happening.

All Hate Incidents should be reported so that the information can be used to identify trouble spots and prevent the problem getting worse.

By tackling it together we can make North Wales a safer place to live.


If you need to report a hate crime you can contact North Wales Police by calling 101 (if you are in North Wales) or for information on other ways to report (including third party and anonymous reporting) go to the North Wales Police website.  Further information about hate crime can be found on the equality pages of the Force website.

Hate Crime is wrong.  Don’t suffer in silence.  Report it.

(Remember if it’s an emergency always dial 999)


Link to easy read hate crime leaflet 


Hate crime is wrong booklet 

Hate crime booklet – BSL


How to report a crime – BSL version



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