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Hate crime

  • Housing and Community

A hate crime is a crime committed against someone because of their disability, gender identity, race, religion or belief or sexual orientation.

Hate crimes can include:

  • threatening behaviour
  • assault
  • robbery
  • damage to property
  • inciting others to commit hate crimes
  • harassment.

How to report a hate crime

1.  Report it to the police

In an emergency always call 999.

If your call is not urgent, call 101.

You can also contact the Metropolitan Police Community Safety Unit (CSU)

The CSU has police officers trained to provide support to victims of hate crime, whether an attack took place in a victim's home or on the street. They can investigate the crime and enforce the law, support a victim to apply for injunctions or Anti-Social Behaviour Orders, give advice and support, refer you to other agencies for more support.

2.  Other ways to report hate crime

If, for any reason, you do not want to contact the police, you can contact:

For more information contact the Barnet Council Community Safety Team at mailto:BarnetCST@barnet.gov.uk


  • Community Safety Team
  • North London Business Park (NLBP), Oakleigh Road South, London N11 1NP
  • Tel: 0208 359 6071
  • Email: BarnetCST@barnet.gov.uk
  • Report a hate crime
  • Tel: 020 8359 5620

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