Are you, or is someone you know, being bullied, harassed or verbally abused because of sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability or race? If so, report it.
Hate crime is still widely under-reported. To report a crime that is not in progress call Kent Police on 101 - there are specially trained officers that you can speak to in confidence.
Fear of attending court should not be a barrier, the victim does not always have to go to court to secure a conviction. There are other ways that evidence can be collected and presented at court.
Kent Hate Crime Incident Reporting Line
You can also report hate crime via our freephone helpline 0800 138 1624* - Calls to this dedicated service are answered by a trained person from Lifeline and forwarded to the appropriate agency for action. The caller may then give details of the incident, choosing to give their full contact details or remain anonymous. All calls are treated seriously and handled with sensitivity and discretion. Follow-up action will be taken in all cases unless the caller requests otherwise.
*Please Note: This is not an emergency service. Anyone who is in imminent danger or wishes to report a crime in progress should call 999.
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