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Hate incident reporting

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

  • Race, colour, national or ethnic origin
  • Religion or belief
  • Sexual orientation
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Disability

Hate incidents cover a wide range of behaviours, including:

  • Verbal abuse
  • Damage to property
  • Harassment
  • Offensive behaviour
  • Offensive telephone calls, text messages, emails or letters

There are a number of ways to report a hate incident. We work closely with North Somerset Council so we ask you to report the incident/crime to North Somerset Council in the first instance. You can do this by telephone on 01934 888801, email at or online on the Hate Incident Reporting Form. For more information go to the North Somerset Council website.