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Report a Hate Crime

In an emergency, dial 9-1-1 or your local police to get immediate help.

To report a hate crime:

If you believe you are the victim of a hate crime or that you witnessed a hate crime—

STEP 1: Report the crime to your state or local police.

  • Dial 9-1-1 or call your local police station.
  • Police officers may reach out to you for more information as they investigate the crime.

STEP 2: Quickly follow up this report by reporting the crime to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

  • Online: You can report a hate crime to the FBI online at:
  • Follow the instructions on the pop-ups and fill out the online form to report a hate crime.
  • By Phone: Call the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324).
  • The FBI may reach out to you for more information as they investigate the crime.

Your Voice Matters: Not every hate incident involves a crime. You can report any incident to the Civil Rights Division at Possible outcomes include:

  • Following up for more information,
  • Starting a mediation or investigation,
  • Directing you to another organization for further help, or
  • Informing you that we cannot help.

People and communities impacted by the incident may also still qualify for the relief outlined below.

Finding Help for Victims of Hate

Resource Center for Victims of Hate Crimes

The Justice Department-funded VictimConnect Resource Center provides information and assistance to victims of crimes, including hate crimes. Trained victim assistance specialists are available at no cost to help victims find local support services at 1-855-484-2846 or by chat at the website linked below.

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Updated November 15, 2023