Hate crime

Sign the No Place for Hate pledge on the Tower Hamlets Council website.

  • Tackling Hatecrime incidents
    1. Prioritise your personal safety
    2. challenge prejudice where possible
    3. report anything you feel qualifies as hate incident
  • Report a Hate crime
    • if it’s immediate danger for the victim call 999
    • otherwise non emergency on 101 or report to @metcc on Twitter, click the envelope to report
    • Minicom 0845 345 6458
    • By text message to 07786 200777
    • Fax 0845 345 4567
    • To the Tower Hamlets council
    • To the MET police online
    • Anonymously to Crime stoppers by ringing 0800 555 111

‘Any criminal offence which is perceived, by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice based on a personal characteristic.’   (Police, CPS, NOMS, 2007)




•sexual orientation

•transgender identity

Tower Hamlets definition includes Age & Gender. Misogyny  – from the autumn police forces will be asked to record and identify crimes of violence, including stalking and sexual offences, believed by the victim to have been motivated by “hostility based on their sex”.

Tower Hamlets strategy

•THs Community Safety Partnership &TH Strategic Plans/Priority

•Hate Crime Delivery Plan 2020-21

•Equality Duties/Anti-discrimination legislation

•Cross Government Home Office Hate Crime Action Plan 2016-2020

•Supporting Victims/Anti Bullying agenda

•Prevent/Violent Extremism – Safeguarding young people and vulnerable individuals

TH BAME Inequalities Commission Report 2021

Government Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities Report 2021

The Crown Prosecution Service has a large section on Hate crime and how it is dealt with.

There is a section on the Tower Hamlets Council website including help services.

The hate crime pyramid shows how bias can turn into genocide if there is no challenge and no legal and political structures stopping it.

Hate Incidents Panel

This is a monthly panel which looks at high risk cases of hate crime and incidents. It brings together key professionals responsible for ensuring support and protection for victims and work towards taking enforcement action against any offenders. There are a vast range of tools available to tackle hate crime and the panel aims to utilise all available powers at its disposal. Agencies can make a referral on behalf of any victim of hate crime/incident providing there is consent.

For emotional support please contact: National Victim Supportline on 0845 30 30 900 or free phone 0808 168 9111. See contact details of all support services on this web page