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 Community Cohesion Forum 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:
- Race, ethnic origin or nationality
- 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,
1114 Chester Road,
1 Roebuck Lane,
Trafford Housing Trust,
126-150 Washway Road,
229 Winchester Road,
1 St Brides Way,