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Hate crimes, such as racist crime and homophobic crime, are one of our highest priorities. In partnership with external agencies, we’re supporting the needs of victims, their families and their communities to make them safer and prevent re-victimisation.
Is it an emergency
Does it feel like the situation could get heated or violent very soon? Is someone in immediate danger? Do you need support right away? If so, please call 999 now. If you're deaf or hard of hearing, use our textphone service 60066 or text us on 999 if you’ve pre-registered with the emergencySMS service.
Why report hate crime?
It’s not OK to be targeted because of who you, your family or your friends are – or who people think they are. You have the right to live your life free from abuse and violence. If you’ve been the victim of a hate crime remember it is not your fault and help is available.
By reporting hate crime you may be able to prevent this from happening again to you or someone else. Our officers and staff are trained to deal with hate crime sensitively and professionally.
Remember, you don’t have to be the victim of hate crime to report it. You can report anything you’ve seen happening to someone else, or report it on their behalf if they don’t want to.
Report hate crime online
Click ‘Start’ below to complete our quick and simple online form. Our team will investigate your report and get back to you within two days.
In most cases, you don't need an appointment. You'll be given advice and support by a trained team member.
Age UK Mackenney Centre Woodlands Road Gillingham ME7 2BX Monday to Friday, 9am to 1.30pm
Ahmaddiya Nazir Mosque Medway Road Gillingham ME7 1NJ Monday and Friday, 8pm to 9pm
Aztec Day Service Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm by appointment only For more information please call 07973 623516
Chatham Memorial Synagogue 366 High Street Rochester ME1 1DJ Friday 6pm to 8pm and Saturday 10am to 12 noon
Kent Muslim Welfare Association 114 Canterbury Street Gillingham ME7 5UH Friday 2pm to 3pm and 7pm to 8pm
We understand that you may not be ready to talk to us about what has happened. The charities, groups and organisations below can offer support, advice and ways to report the incident without having to talk directly to the police.
Crimestoppers A national charity with a free helpline for reporting crime anonymously.
Tell MAMA A national project supporting victims of anti-Muslim hate and monitoring anti-Muslim incidents.