Reporting a hate crime or incident.
A hate crime is when someone commits a crime against you because of your disability, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, religion, or any other perceived difference. For example, someone using offensive language towards you or harassing you because of who you are, or who they think you are. If you are a victim of a hate crime, you think you are, or you witness it, please contact the police who can help you.
They will offer you support and give you practical help and advice, so you can decide what to do next. Call 999 in an emergency or call the Metropolitan Police non-emergency number 101.
The Metropolitan Police take hate crime very seriously. They take strong action against people who commit these crimes. They also support the needs of victims, working with other agencies (including the council) to do this. We can help the police, for example by using CCTV to stop or detect hate crime.
Council tenants and anti-social behaviour
If you are a council tenant and you commit criminal offences, hate crime or anti-social behaviour, you will be in breach of your tenancy terms and conditions and you may lose your tenancy.
Private tenants and anti-social behaviour
If you are a private tenant and you commit criminal offences, hate crime or anti-social behaviour, your landlord will be notified and you may lose your tenancy.