What is a Hate Incident?

A hate incident is any incident that is perceived by the victim or any other person as being motivated by the prejudice or hate of someone's...

  • race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality or national origins
  • religion
  • gender or gender identity
  • sexual orientation
  • disability
  • age

We want you to feel safe at home, at work and on the streets of South Worcestershire. If you or someone you know has been the victim of a hate incident, we would like to know about it

A Hate Incident could include...

  • Verbal abuse
  • Harassment
  • Graffiti or damage to property
  • Threatening behaviour
  • Offensive telephone calls or texts
  • Hate mail or e-mail
  • Physical assault
  • Bullying at school or in the workplace

You do not have to tolerate hate and reporting any incident, no matter how minor can make a difference.

To report a hate incident just complete a reporting form and tell us as much information as you can. You can report anonymously if you wish, but we would like you to give your details so that we can help and support you.

You can make a report in person, please follow the link below.

  1. Report online at True Vision

The information about the incident will be recorded on our database to help us monitor what is happening in the three districts and identifying any areas of concern.

If you provide your details, you will be contacted by an officer within six working days of the report being received to discuss the incident further.

No personal information will be shared with any other agency without your consent. If you choose not to give your consent, then the report will only be used for monitoring purposes.

SWHIP - United against hate

South Worcestershire Hate Incident Partnership was established in 2007 and is a group of local organisations that work together to provide help and support to victims of Hate Crime. This multi-agency approach means that all of the organisations involved in the partnership will work together to offer professional support and assistance to victims and witnesses, take effective action to stop any further incidents and, with consent, prosecute the perpetrator.

To find out more about SWHIP call the Community Safety Team on 01905 722410 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.