Hate crime

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Hate crime

Trafford Council recognise that hate crime and hate incidents cause significant harm to those that are affected, but largely go unreported.

The Safer Trafford Partnership and Trafford’s Diverse Communities Board in collaboration with a range of stakeholders from statutory, voluntary and community groups are committed to changing this and ensuring that Trafford is an exemplar of exceptional practice when it comes to tackling this issue.

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:

  • Disability
  • Race, ethnic origin or nationality
  • Religion
  • Sexual orientation
  • Transgender (gender orientation)
  • Alternative lifestyle

Offences include things like name calling, verbal abuse, bullying , harassment, spitting, physical attacks, damage to property, graffiti, written notes, emails and text messages.

How to report a hate crime

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

Third party reporting centres

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

Fitzroy - for people with learining disabilities

Trafford Day & Community Services
1 Roebuck Lane
M33 7SY

0161 962 3003

Autistic Society for Greater Manchester

1114 Chester Road
M32 0HL

Tel: 0161 866 8485

Genie Networks (supporting the Deaf & Families)

229 Winchester Road

Tel: 07853 917332

Henshaws Society for the Blind

Atherton House
88-92 Talbot Road
M16 0GS

Tel: 0161 872 1234

Trafford Centre for Independent Living

Marshall House
2 Park Avenue
M33 6HE

Tel: 0161 850 0645

Opening Hours: 9am-5pm Monday to Thursday 9am-4.30pm Friday


Coppice Avenue

Tel: 0161 912 2431

Trafford Housing Trust

Sale Point
126-150 Washway Road
M33 7EG

Tel: 0300 777 7777

Community Security Trust

PO Box 245
M7 2WY

Tel: 0161 792 6666