Report hate crime

Sandwell has a zero tolerance approach to hate crime.

We want everyone to know how to recognise incidents and how to report them.

Hate crime can take place anywhere and to anyone, whether it is face-to-face, on the phone, online or a verbal or physical confrontation.

Sandwell organisations are working closely together – and with the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner – to tackle hate crime.

You may be a victim of hate just because of:

  • who you are;
  • what you look like;
  • what you wear;
  • what you believe; or 
  • who you love.

Report it!

How to report hate crime

Call:

  • Police (non-emergencies): 101
  • Crimestoppers: 0800 555 111
  • Sandwell Council: 0121 368 1166

Online:

If you feel you or your family are in immediate danger, call the police on 999.

There are also places in the community – which have all received training on dealing with hate crime – where you can report incidents:

  • Caldmore Accord Housing Association, 178 Birmingham Road, West Bromwich, B70 6QG
  • Options For Life, Oak Green Lodge, Oak Green Way, Oldbury, B68 8LR
  • Sandwell College Central Campus, Sandwell College, 1 Spon Lane, West Bromwich, B70 6AW
  • Sandwell Deaf Community Association, Deaf Resource Centre, 1 Dagger Lane, West Bromwich, B71 4BB
  • Sandwell Visually Impaired (SVI), West Bromwich Town Hall, Lodge Road, West Bromwich, B70 8DY
  • Victim Support West Bromwich, YMCA, 38 Carters Green, West Bromwich, B70 9LG

You can also report at all Sandwell libraries and the following Sandwell Council Local offices:

  • Sandwell Local Wednesbury, Wednesbury Town Hall, Lower High St, Wednesbury, WS10 7DF
  • Sandwell Local Rowley Regis, Payne Street, Blackheath, B65 0DH
  • Sandwell Local Tipton, High Street, Tipton, DY4 9JB
  • Sandwell Local West Bromwich, Court House, 335-337 High Street, West Bromwich, B70 8LU
  • Sandwell Local Oldbury, Sandwell Council House, Freeth Street, Oldbury, B69 3DE
  • Sandwell Local Smethwick, Ground Floor, Smethwick Council House, High Street, Smethwick, B66 3NT

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