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Report hate crimes

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If you believe that a hate crime has been committed against you or that you have witnessed such a crime, please fill out the form below. It is very important that what you have experienced or seen does not go unnoticed, even if you do not intend to contact law enforcement about it. Many people who have experienced hate crimes do not report them.

To report a hate crime, select where the hate crime occurred

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What are hate crimes?

Hate crimes are any crimes that are driven by negative prejudices against a person or group of people based on their age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, language, origins, social status, religion, held beliefs or opinions. Hate crimes, offensive language, insulting, discriminatory or violent comments about a person's identity or belonging to a certain group are also considered hate crimes.

Often, people who have experienced or noticed such crimes feel shame, fear, humiliation, and do not expect to receive help, so they do not report the crimes to law enforcement. Unfortunately, hate crimes can cause significant moral, psychological, physical and financial damage.

If you are not sure whether a crime perpetrated against you or an incident you have witnessed is a hate crime, you can learn more about hate crimes. Here.