There are several ways you can report a hate crime, whether you have been a victim, a witness, or you are reporting on behalf of someone else:
Dial 999 only when:
- A crime is in progress
- Life is in danger or a risk of injury
- An offender is still at the scene or has just left.
Non emergencies – Call 101:
To report a crime or incident that is not an emergency, or to make a general enquiry if you do not have a contact person or extension number, call 101.
Calls to the 101 non – emergency number – from both landlines and mobiles – cost 15 pence per call no matter what time of day you call, or how long you are on the phone.
Emergency only text service for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Speech Impaired: 999
This service is only for people who cannot use voice phones
It is not an extra service for contacting the emergency services about other things
Non-emergency text service for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Speech Impaired: 67101
Non-emergency email service for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Speech Impaired: click here to report less serious crime
If your first language not English:
Dorset Police uses Language Line interpreters so that their operators can connect to a qualified interpreter within seconds any time of day from any location using any type of telephone.
Other methods to report: