Shropshire Council

Report a hate crime

Shropshire Community Safety Partnership wants to encourage people to report hate crime or hate incidents either by directly contacting the police or through other organisations and agencies.

In Shropshire, agencies and organisations tackle Hate Crime and Hate Incidents through partnership working. People can report hate incidents either by directly contacting the police or by completing the Shropshire Hate Crime / Incident Reporting Form. This is part of a countywide approach that supports third party reporting. This is when a victim of a Hate Crime or Hate Incident or a witness prefers not to report it directly to the police, but still wants action to be taken and reports it to a non-police organisation.

Any information gathered from these reports helps agencies and organisations establish whether there are spikes in hate incidents and crimes or whether specific groups or areas are suffering from more incidents than others. Even if there is no requirement for the incident to be investigated it allows agencies and organisations to assess the number of incidents that are occurring and where.

Report it

There are various ways in which you can report a hate crime:

  • Call 999 in an emergency
  • Emergency SMS Text message
  • Email contactus@westmercia.pnn.police.uk or customer.service@shropshire.gov.uk
  • Call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
  • Call the Police on 101 (non-emergency)
  • Call Victim Support on 0300 303 1977 (free and confidential)

Don't want to report directly to the police?

  • Citizens Advice Bureau number is 03444 991100

Hearing impaired?

Take a look at this leaflet and also the emergencySMS website to find out how you can report emergencies by text (this option is only recommended if you have no other way to report).