The University of Manchester Students’ Union Advice Service, in conjunction with Greater Manchester Police has become a Hate Crime Reporting Centre.
Manchester Students' Union is a 'safe space' for everyone regardless of race, sex/gender, religion, disability, or sexuality. You are also able to report any hate crime incident.
Reporting something may not seem like a lot but, at the very least, the police need accurate reporting and statistics to enable them to focus their resources more appropriately. By reporting a hate crime or a hate incident you are helping to make that change.
Students can access Manchester Students' Advice Service to report a crime, seek confidential advice or just talk to an Advisor in confidence while working out their next step.
A hate crime is any criminal offence (verbal or physical) which is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by hostility or prejudice because of a victim's:
5. Sexual orientation
A hate incident is any non-crime which is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by hostility or prejudice.
A hate crime or hate incident can take many forms including:
1. Physical attacks: such as physical assault, damage to property, offensive graffiti, neighbour disputes and arson, threat of attack - including offensive letters, abusive or obscene telephone calls, groups hanging around to intimidate you and your family and unfounded, malicious complaints.
2. Verbal abuse or insults: offensive leaflets and posters, abusive gestures, dumping of rubbish outside homes or through letterboxes, bullying at school or in the workplace.
For more information on hate crime, please click here.
If you do not wish to talk to anyone in person about the incident, or would like to remain completely anonymous Greater Manchester Police have an online form for reporting hate crime. To access the form please click here.
Manchester City Council Race and Hate Crime Reporting Line. Tel: 08000 830 007
Call 999 in an emergency.