Hate crime service


Hate Crime, Report it, Stop it!

Freephone: 0800 171 2272   Email: report@bhcds.org.uk


Bristol Hate Crime and Discrimination Services (BHC&DS) is jointly delivered by the following agencies: 

Stand Against Racism & Inequality (SARI) – Lead Agency

Specialising in race and faith based hate crime and coordinating the service for all types of hate crime.

LGBT Bristol

Specialising in supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans communities and tackling homophobia and transphobia. 

Brandon Trust

Specialising in supporting disabled people and tackling disabilist abuse. 

Bristol Mind

Specialising in supporting those with mental health needs and promoting better mental health for all.

You can report a hate crime to any of our offices.  All those reported to the Freephone or SARI e-mail will go into SARI to start with.  However, they will all be assessed and allocated to the right agency and worker for that referral.

Avon and Bristol Law Centre

Specialising in helping people with complex cases involving the law.

Bristol Mediation

Specialising in resolving conflict and repairing harm when the parties are willing to communicate.

Hate Crime is:

A crime motivated by prejudice against a person because of their:

  • Ethnicity or race
  • Disability, including mental health & learning difficulties
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity
  • Religion or belief
  • Age, gender, marital or pregnancy status

Hate Crime can be:

  • A physical attack, like hitting
  • Name Calling or bad gestures
  • Threats, harassment or intimidation
  • Damage to property
  • Nasty letters, emails, texts, phone calls, social media messages etc.

If you have been a victim of, or have witnessed a hate crime, please report it and make your community safer!

Report to:  Bristol Hate Crime Service

Freephone:  0800 171 2271 Email: report@bhcds.org.uk

In an emergency, please call the police:  999