Hate Crime Reporting Centre

We are a Hate Crime Reporting Centre. This page first explains what a Hate Crime is, before detailing how you can report with us.

What is Hate Crime?

In England and Wales, Hate Crimes are any crimes which are targeted at people because of prejudice or hostility in relation to:

  • disability
  • race/ethnicity
  • religion/beliefs
  • sexual orientation
  • transgender identity
  • alternative sub-culture

Hate Crimes can be committed against a person, or property. Please call 999 if you feel that life is in danger, or call 101 at any other time.

A victim of Hate Crime does not have to be a member of the group at which the hostility or prejudice is targeted. In fact, anyone could be a victim of Hate Crime.

If someone is convicted of a criminal offence, and prejudice or hostility in relation to any of the above categories is proven, any sentence they receive would be increased due to accounting for the fact it is a Hate Crime.

Reporting Centre

We are a third party reporting centre for Hate Crime. The ‘Hate crime reporting centres’ tab under the ‘Useful information’ heading on this page lists us amongst other centres in Stockport.

What this means is that you can approach us – or any of the other centres – instead of the police to report a Hate Crime, and we would then pass the details onto them to be dealt with appropriately. We offer a safe, confidential space for people to do so – please do feel free to pop in and see us at Dove House, 65 Union Street, Stockport, SK1 3NP if you wish to and we can take the details from you.

For more information on Hate Crime, please click here. In October 2018 the Government launched a new national Hate Crime awareness campaign.

On Tuesday 5th February 2019, we are hosting a Hate Crime Awareness event at Stockport College. This is for Stockport College students only (sorry this can’t be a public event). Local organisations will be present as stallholders to recognise the week, celebrate equality/diversity and advertise services.