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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:

Please note the online form to report anti-social behaviour will be down from Friday 7 August at 4pm until the morning of Monday 10 August for a technical switchover. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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

Hate crime online focus groups - July 2020

We want to hear your experiences as we work to tackle and eradicate hate crime in Sandwell.

Have your say on the support victims need and how you think our response can be improved.

Join one of our online focus groups on hate crime between Tuesday 28 July and Friday 31 July.

Sign up now by emailing Community_SafetyTeam@sandwell.gov.uk and visit our online focus groups webpage for more details.

Places in the community to report hate crime

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

Please note some of these community facilities may currently be affected by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Please check with the organisations for latest details on their services.

  • 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 usually report at all Sandwell libraries and the following Sandwell Council Local offices. Please note libraries and Local offices are currently closed due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

  • 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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