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 to police

  • 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 in an emergency
  • Report online - True Vision is a national police scheme to help victims report hate crime online
  • Emergency SMS text message
  • Call 101 (non-emergency police number)
  • Visit a local police station

Don't wish to report directly to the police?

Have you been the victim of a hate crime or hate incident, or a witness to one, and prefer not to report it directly to the police but still want action to be taken? You can report it to a non-police organisation by completing a Shropshire hate crime/incident reporting form (under 'Related documents' on this page) and email it to the Shropshire Safeguarding Community Partnership at 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. 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.
  • Community Security Trust (CST) - a charity protecting British Jews from antisemitism and related threats.
  • Galop - a national charity providing advice and support to members of the LGBT community.
  • Stop Hate UK - a leading national organisation working to challenge all forms of hate crime and discrimination.
  • West Mercia Victim Advice Line - free, confidential, emotional and practical support. Call 0800 952 3000 between Monday and Friday, 8am to 8pm and Saturday 9am to 5pm.
  • Safety Net - prevents the exploitation of people with learning disabilities by those claiming to be their friends.
  • Scope - ensuring disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else.
  • Stonewall - providing support to all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people.

Hearing impaired?

Find out more from our SMS text 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).