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Building Confidence to Report to Us

We understand that for victims of hate crime, coming forward is a huge step.

Therefore, we are working to recognise and provide for, wherever possible, the special requirements of the victim. This could be from providing information in an alternative format, providing an appropriate adult or indeed giving the victim time to understand what we are explaining to them.  Recognising these needs is key for us to build trust and confidence within communities.

Comprehensive consultation and surveying has identified a common need and expectation for communities in Dorset to be:-

  • Listened to
  • Kept informed
  • Protected, and
  • Supported

In our dealings with victims of hate crimes and incidents we are seeking to meet this expectation.

Dorset Police can be contacted on 101 or in an emergency always dial 999.


Hate Crime Reporting App

The Force is working to build increased confidence in reporting hate crime. Last year, in partnership with Borough of Poole and Bournemouth Borough Council, the Force developed an innovative hate crime app.

We know that hate incidents and crimes continue to be under-reported and the app encourages people to report these crimes to enable the police to bring offenders to justice.

The app can be downloaded by typing ‘Hate Crime 2’ into your app search engine.

Click here for more options on how to report Hate Crimes


Issued: 15 October 2015