If you’ve experienced hate crime, remember that it's not your fault. However, there are things you can do that may help to reduce the risk of it happening again, and they may help you to feel that you’re getting your life back under control.
These are some of the things you could do:
- Improve your basic home security – for example by adding locks and bolts to doors and windows.
- Go one step further and install security equipment such as CCTV, video intercoms or panic buttons.
- Keep a note of all incidents related to the hate crime, including times, dates and details of what happened.
- Get someone to accompany you if you decide to report the crime to the police.
What should you do if you see hate crime occurring?
If you, or anyone you know, has been a victim of hate crime, then you should report this as a hate incident. Even if you don’t want the incident to be investigated, it is important that the police know about it, so that they can build up a picture of how many incidents are happening and where. This information can help police investigating other hate incidents.
Who can help you?
You can report a Hate Crime as follows:
Telephone (Emergency): 999
Telephone (Emergency): 101
In person: Any Police Station
Local victim care team: 0300 303 0161
Swansea Central Police Station
Grove Place, Swansea. SA1 5EA.
Open 8.00am - 2.00am, 7 days a week.
Neath Police Station
Gnoll Park Road, Neath. SA11 3BW.
Open 8.00am - 6.00pm, 7 days a week.