Hate crime

What are hate crimes and incidents?

Hate crimes are any crimes that are motivated by hostility or prejudice against an identifiable group of people based on a characteristic or perceived characteristic.

This could be:

  • race
  • disability
  • religion or belief
  • gender
  • age
  • sexual orientation
  • trans and gender reassignment
  • disability - including physical and learning disabilities and mental health
  • the perception that someone fits into one of these categories, even if they do not


Reporting hate crime

If you have been a victim of, or have witnessed, a hate crime or incident, you can report it to one of several organisations by:

In an emergency, call the police on 999

Council anti-social behaviour hotline

 If it's not an emergency, the best place to get a quick response is our anti-social behaviour hotline on 020 8478 4679.


Read and sign the Redbridge Hate Crime Pledge


Hate crime help and referral centres

Victim Support 020 8550 2410  
Redbridge Equalities and Community Council 020 8551 8178 11am to 3pm
Redbridge Equalities and Community Council (out of hours) 020 8551 8178  
Redbridge Disability Consortium 020 8478 7571  
RAMFEL (Refugee and Migrant Forum) 020 8478 4513  
The Welcome Centre 020 8514 3283  
East London Out Project (ELOP - Lesbian and Gay Centre) 020 8509 3898  

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