Hate crime

If you have been physically or verbally threatened or hurt because of your race, faith, sexuality, gender, age or disability then you have been the victim of a hate crime.

If you are the victim of or a witness to a hate crime, we want to hear from you so that we can stop this type of incident taking place in our borough.

Reporting hate crime when it’s an emergency

If the crime is happening right now and you or others are seriously injured or in immediate danger, you should call the police on 999.

Reporting hate crime when it’s not an emergency

If the crime isn’t happening right now, if the subject is no longer at the scene, and if no one has been seriously injured or is in immediate danger, there are a number of ways you can report it.

You can report it directly to us using the form below.

Report a hate crime form

You can also telephone Barking and Dagenham Direct.

Barking and Dagenham Direct

020 8215 3010

You can also report it to the police by dialling 101 or by visiting the hate crime pages of their website.

We understand that some victims find it difficult to report hate crimes directly to the police, but you can report non-emergency hate crime to other organisations.

  • Stop Hate UK supports people affected by all forms of hate crime. You can report a non-emergency hate crime via their website.
  • The Citizens Advice Bureau at 339 Heathway Dagenham RM9 5AF, telephone number 020 8507 5968, can also help you report non-emergency hate crime.
  • Tell MAMA is an organisation that supports victims of anti-Muslim hate and is a public service which also measures and monitors anti-Muslim incidents. If you think a non-emergency hate crime was an anti-Muslim incident, you can also report it on their website.
  • Victims of non-emergency anti-Muslim hate crime can also report it to their own mosque trustees.