Have you or someone you know been a victim of a hate crime or hate incident?
Sometimes it can be difficult to go to the police about hate crime. DIAL Solihull is a local reporting centre registered with True-Vision, the official police funded website providing information about hate crime.
DIAL can report the incident on your behalf and provide advice and support you may need.
Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person’s disability, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or transgender identity.
A disability hate crime is:
“Any criminal offence which is perceived, by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice based on a person’s disability or perceived disability.”
This can be committed against a person or property.
By reporting hate crime when it happens, you can help stop it happening to someone else. You will also help the police to better understand the level of hate crime in your local area, and improve the way they respond to it.
When not to use this form
Your online report will be forwarded to the relevant police force for investigation but it may not receive attention for several hours. For this reason you should never report online an incident where:
- The offender is still present
- You or anyone else is seriously hurt or in danger
- You think the offender may return
In the above circumstances, we would urge you to call 999 and the police will respond immediately.