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:

  • 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:

Partington Library and Wellbeing Centre

Central Road,
M31 4FL

Autistic Society

1114 Chester Road,
M32 0HL


1 Roebuck Lane,
M33 7SY

Trafford Housing Trust

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

Atherton House

Talbot Road,
M16 0GS


Coppice Avenue,
M33 4ND

Genie Network

229 Winchester Road,
M32 9QS


1 St Brides Way,
M16 9NW