Hate Crime Awareness Week Message

Joint message from West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson and Assistant Police and Crime Commissioners Ashley Bertie and Judy Foster ahead of National Hate Crime Awareness Week.

"The West Midlands is a diverse region, where people from different backgrounds and cultures get on. We are all proud of that and will not let that change.
 
"Hate crime is not acceptable and tackling the crime is a priority of ours and West Midlands Police have a zero-tolerance policy on it. If it is reported it will be investigated.
 
"People in the West Midlands have different views on certain issues, but one thing that unites us all is that we are tolerant, decent people who get on with each other. Hate crimes are committed by a tiny minority of people.
 
"We are proud to live in a region where communities come together regardless of race, faith or sexuality and anyone who tries to create disharmony and division will not succeed.

"If you are a victim of, or see any evidence of hate crime please report it. It is only by reporting the crime that we can tackle it."

If people experience hate crime, they can:

  • In an emergency dial 999 for help.
  • Phone West Midlands Police on 101 and ask for their local station.
  • Complete the True Vision online reporting form at www.report-it.org.uk
  • Go to a 3rd Party Hate Crime Reporting Centre. There are more than 200 across the West Midlands.   Download 3rd Party Reporting Centres

National Hate Crime Awareness Week runs from Saturday 8 October - Saturday 15 October.