Help stop hate crime

What is a hate crime?

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.

How to report a hate crime

If you feel you are a victim of any hate incident you can report it:

About hate crime

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.

Hate Crime Reporting Centres in Bradford and Keighley

Accent Housing

Charlestown House, Acorn Park Industrial Estate, Charlestown, Shipley BD17 7SW

Al Mahdi Mosque

Rees Way, Bradford BD3 0DZ

Bradford Hate Crime Alliance

52 Cornwall Road, Bradford BD8 7JN

Bradford City Football Club (Match Day reporting Only)

Valley Parade, Bradford BD8 7DY

Bradford College

Social Care & Community Practice, 4th Floor, Room 16 (4F16), David Hockney Building, Great Horton Road, Bradford BD7 1AY

Bradford People First

F07- F13 Mayfield Centre, Broadway Avenue, Bradford BD5 9NP

BTM (Bradford Talking Media)

11-12 Eldon Place, Bradford BD1 3AZ

Bradford University Students Union

Student Central, Longside Lane, Bradford BD7 1DP

Central Hall, Keighley

Alice Street, Keighley BD21 3JD

Equity Partnership

Equity Centre, 1 Longlands Street, Bradford BD1 2TP

Girlington Advice Centre

Girlington Road, Bradford BD8 3NN

Good Shepherd Centre

West Lane, The Guardhouse, Keighley BD22 6ES

Incommunities Tenancy Enforcement - Shipley

The Quays, Victoria Street, Shipley BD17 7BN

KAWACC (Keighley Association Women and Children's Centre)

Marlborough Street, Keighley BD21 3HU

Keighley and Craven People First

Springfield Mills, Oakworth Road, Keighley BD21 1SL

Keighley Council Customer Service Centre

The Town Hall, Bow Street, Keighley BD21 3PA

Khidmat Centre

36 Spencer Street, Bradford BD7 2EU

Manningham Housing Association

Bank House, 30 Manor Row, Bradford BD1 4QE

M.I.N.D Bradford

Trade Point Building, Cornwall Place, Bradford BD8 7JT

Morley Street Resource Centre

124 Morley Street, Bradford BD7 1BB

Prospects Bradford

Auburn House, Upper Piccadilly, Bradford BD1

Ravenscliffe Community Association

45 Thackery Road, Bradford BD10 0JR

Rockwell Community Centre

6 Summerfield Road, Thorpe Edge, Bradford BD10 8DP

Shine Project

St Stephens Church, 48 Newton Street, West Bowling, Bradford BD5 7BH

Shipley College

Student Services, Salt Building, Victoria Road BD18 3JW

Victim Support

3 Parkview Court, St Paul's Road, Shipley BD18 3DZ

Yorkshire MESMAC

28 Chapel Street, Little Germany, Bradford BD1 5XT

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