Hate crime

We are proud that Trafford remains the safest borough in Greater Manchester. However, nationally reports of hate crime on the rise.

Everyone has the right to feel safe and we all have a responsibility to stand together against hatred and discrimination. It is important for Trafford, as a community, to do its best to tackle hate crime.

A Hate Crime strategy and action plan has been developed with the Safer Trafford Partnership which includes three key objectives:

  1. Raise awareness of hate crime
  2. Improve and review engagement with Third Party Reporting Centres
  3. Build resilience within the Trafford community

What is a hate crime?

A hate crime is an act that is committed against any person or group that is motivated by a an individual or group offender's hostility and prejudice based upon:

    • Race
    • Religion 
    • Disability
    • Sexual orientation 
    • Transgender identity

Offences include things like harassment, spitting, physical attacks, damage to property, graffiti, and abuse.

How to report a hate crime

For other methods of reporting Hate crimes and incidents see our Tackling Hate Crime information sheet.

Hate crimes can also be reported at the following locations in Trafford to non-police staff trained to take your report confidentially:

Partington Library and Wellbeing Centre

Central Road,
Partington,
Manchester
M31 4FL

Autistic Society

1114 Chester Road,
Stretford,
Manchester
M32 0HL

Fitzroy

1 Roebuck Lane,
Sale
M33 7SY

Trafford Housing Trust

Sale Point,
126-150 Washway Road,
Sale
M33 6AG

Atherton House

Talbot Road,
Stretford
M16 0GS

Bluesci

Coppice Avenue,
Sale
M33 4ND

Genie Network

229 Winchester Road,
Stretford
M32 9QS

Limelight

1 St Brides Way,
Stretford,
Manchester
M16 9NW