Hate crime is defined as crimes committed against someone because of their disability, gender-identity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. These should be reported to the police.
Hate crimes can include:
- Threatening behaviour
- Damage to property
- Inciting others to commit hate crimes
Hate crime is a criminal offence and you need to report it to the police immediately. You must also let the police know if you are concerned about your safety. You can call the police on 999. Otherwise, call 101.
Once you have spoken to the police, please send us the incident report number and the officer’s name so we can contact them. We will work with them and yourself to agree on the next steps.
You can make your report using our online ASB form, but delays are possible. In an emergency, you may wish to contact us by phone on 0300 123 2221.
If the behaviour has been ongoing, please complete our incident diary sheets with dates and times of the incidents and send these to us. You can do this by hand or by post, but it may be quicker to do it electronically and attach them when completing our online ASB form below.
If you do not believe you can safely return to your home, you should report this to the police; PA Housing can not offer any temporary accommodation, but if the police agree that you are unsafe to return home you can approach your local authority for emergency accommodation (with proof of the police verification).
You must report all incidents of hate crime to the police. It is reported and tracked nationally, so it is important to report any instance to them. This can be done by filling in the police's Hate Crime reporting form below. You will also find information of organisations that specialise in combating different forms of Hate Crime.
If you need support to deal with the ASB you can phone the national Victim Support line on 0808 1689 111, details can be found by visiting the Victim Support website below.