A hate crime is any unwanted behaviour directed at an individual because of their, race, ethnicity, disability, religion or belief, gender identity or sexual orientation.
Hate crime can include threatening behaviour, assault, robbery, damage to property, harassment or inciting others to commit hate crimes.
If you feel you are a victim of any hate incident you can report it:
Bradford Council is committed to raising awareness of hate crimes and to increase hate crime reporting across the District. The Council is working in partnership with Bradford Hate Crime Alliance, Victim Support, the Police and a range of community partners, to establish a robust framework to support the reporting and recording of all hate crimes.
To understand and effectively respond to hate crimes we need our local residents to feel confident to report all instances of hate crime even if they feel that these don’t warrant action by the Police.
Bradford currently has a number of hate crime reporting centres, which offer support to victims to report and record incidents using online reporting systems.
Online reporting provides individuals with an alternative to contacting the police, People are able to complete online reports anonymously or as a third party report.
Third party reporting is an opportunity for members of the public or individuals to report an incident where they may not have been the victim or directly involved in, but may have witnessed an incident or it may be reported to them.
Bradford Council is helping to raise awareness of Hate Crime so more victims are supported and greater numbers of offenders are brought to justice.
Crimes become Hate Crimes when victims believe they have been targeted because of their race, religion or belief, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.
There is no evidence to suggest Hate Crime is worse in Bradford than other parts of the UK.
It is widely believed that the majority of Hate Crimes are not reported so we have helped Bradford Hate Crime Alliance set up 27 independent Hate Crime Reporting Centres with specially trained staff, where you can report Hate Crime, but don’t have to give your details to the Police. A list of the Hate Crime Reporting Centres is given below.
To report Hate Crime to West Yorkshire Police call 101. Always call 999 in an emergency.
91 Saffron Drive, Allerton, Bradford, BD15 7NQ
Ground Floor, corner of Broadway and Bridge Street
City House, 21-27 Cheapside, Bradford,BD1 4HR
Security, Great Horton Road, Bradford, BD7 1AY
F07- F13 Mayfield Centre, Broadway Avenue, Bradford BD5 9NP
Bevan House, 152 Sunbridge Road, Bradford, BD1 2HA
1/3 Ringwood Road, Bradford, BD5 9LB
Unit A, Headway Business Centre, Knowles Lane, Bradford, BD4 9SW
Equity Centre, 1 Longlands Street, Bradford, BD1 2TP
Haycliffe Lane, Bradford, BD5 9LE
36 Devonshire Street, Keighley, BD21 2AU
The Old School, Wrose Brow Road, Shipley BD18 2NT
Trust House, 5 New Augustus, Bradford BD1 5LL
Springfield Mills, Oakworth Road, Keighley, BD21 1SL
The Town Hall, Bow Street, Keighley, BD21 3PA
Cavell House, Eldon Place, Bradford, BD1 3AY
130 North Street, Keighley, BD21 2HH
Carlisle Road, Bradford, BD8 8AB
124 Morley Street, Bradford, BD7 1BB
St Stephens Church, 48 Newton Street, West Bowling, Bradford, BD5 7BH
Student Services, Salt Building, Victoria Road, BD18 3JW
554 Manchester Road, Bradford, BD5 7LR
Commerce House, 24 Kirkgate, Bradford, BD1 1QL
28 Chapel Street, Little Germany, Bradford, BD1 5XT