What is a hate crime?

A crime or an incident that is perceived by the victim or any other person as being motivated by prejudice or hatred based on someone’s:

  • Race, colour or ethnic origin
  • Nationality or national origin
  • Religion, faith or belief
  • Gender or gender identity
  • Sexuality or sexual orientation
  • Disability
  • Lifestyle or dress

Hate incidents can take many forms including:

  • Physical attacks
  • Threat of attack
  • Verbal abuse or insults – including bullying

An incident doesn’t have to include violence for you to report it.  Verbal abuse, threats or victimisation can be just as distressing and are taken just as seriously.

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Report a hate incident online

Online reports are sent to Greater Manchester Police Bolton Division and processed in office hours only.  In an emergency dial 999

The information you provide is very valuable as it helps us build up a picture of what is happening across Bolton. It doesn’t have to have happened directly to you, you can also report something that has happened to someone you know. Your details may also be shared with victim support

You can also call 101 to report an incident, call into any police station or inform your local housing provider

Hate Incident Third Party Reporting Centres

Organisation Address Telephone Website
BCoM - Bolton Council of Mosques 1 Vicarage Street, Bolton, BL3 5LE 01204 363680 Website
Bolton Citizens Advice Bureau 26-28 Mawdsley Street, BL11LF 0808 801 0011 Website
Bolton CVS The Bolton Hub, Bold St, Bolton, BL1 1LS 01204 546040 Website
Bolton Deaf Society Bark Street, BL1 2AX 01204 521219 Website
Bolton Hindu Forum The Bolton Hub, Bold Street, Bolton, BL1 1LS 01204 546000 Website
BAND @ Bolton YMCA  125 Deansgate, Bolton, BL1 1HA 01204 380643 Website
Breightment UCAN Centre 33 New Lane, Breightmet, Bolton, BL2 5BN 01204 329541 Website
New Bury UCAN Centre 49-51 George Street, New Bury, BL4 PRJ 01204 329786 Website
Deane UCAN 2 Oriel Street, Deane, Bolton, BL3 5PD 01204 329583 Website
Farnworth UCAN The Corner House Urban Care Centre, 84 Campbell St, Farnworth, BL4 7HH 01204 794951 Website
Halliwell UCAN Hatfield Road, Halliwell, Bolton, BL1 3BU 01204 335377 Website
Irwell Valley Housing Association Bridgeman Street Office, Bolton, BL3 6SR 01204 451000 Website
John Holt Youth Centre Birch Avenue, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2NR 01942 859535 Website
Johnson Fold UCAN 31 - 33 Johnson Fold Avenue, Bolton, BL1 5SF 01204 329565 Website
Tonge Moor UCAN Old Tonge Moor Library, Tonge Moor Road, Bolton, BL2 2LE 01204 329556 Website
Victim Support Bolton Keith Salt House, 31 Chorley Old Road, Bolton, BL1 3AD 01204 399 736 Website

Hate Crime Ambassadors

We aim to recruit motivated people from all walks of life to raise awareness of hate crime and encourage more people to report it and gain access to support. We are asking you to think about how you could raise awareness of hate crime during your normal day.

It is an important role but does not require a huge commitment of your time.

Please contact us for further information by emailing Bolton.PartnershipTeam@gmp.police.uk

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