Connect is a Hate Crime Reporting Centre

Did you know that our offices in Leeds and Dewsbury also serve as Hate crime reporting centres?

What is hate?

It’s any behaviour that the victim feels is driven by hostility on the grounds of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or religion. Examples include verbal abuse, assaults, violence, damage, cyber-trolling, threats, graffiti, arson and robbery.

Anyone can be a victim of hate and it can happen anywhere; at home, in the street, online, at work, in schools, colleges or universities.

When the behaviour breaks the law it becomes a hate crime.

Connect Housing work in partnership with both Leeds City Council and Kirklees Council to provide support and guidance to victims and take positive action against perpetrators.

If you, or someone you know is a victim of a hate incident, you can report it in the following ways;

  • Always call 999 in an emergency where there is a danger to life, or a crime is in progress.
  • Report all hate that happen on trains, or at the station, via text to the British Transport Police on 61016
  • If it’s not an emergency call the Police on 101, use 101 Live Chat, or go online at
  • If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired you can use West Yorkshire Police textphone 18001 101  or mobile text phone 07786200200.
  • Call into a Hate incident reporting centre.

For more information, you can also visit the Leeds City Council Safer Leeds website or Kirklees Council Hate Crime pages

You can also download the Kirklees Hate Incident leaflet Hate has no place leaflet updated January 2019