Hate crimes are offenses involving violence that are motivated by race, religion, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, ancestry, national origin or sexual orientation.
If you or someone you know has been a victim of a hate crime call 911 within 24 hours of the incident.
If you or someone you know has been harassed or discriminated against by a business, employer, or landlord because of your identity—please call 311 and say, “human rights.”
Additional resources are available below for victims of hate crimes.
To report a hate crime or any emergency, call 911.
For non-emergency incidents, visit or call your local precinct.
IF YOU HAVE BEEN A VICTIM OF A HATE CRIME YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO:
PROTECT YOUR IDENTITY
You have a right to have your privacy protected, including your sexual orientation or gender identity. Law enforcement personnel are not allowed to share your information with the public or your family.
PROTECT YOUR IMMIGRATION STATUS
You have the right to file a report with law enforcement, no matter your documentation status. NYPD will never ask you about your immigration status and supportive services are available to everyone.
VISIT YOUR DISTRICT ATTORNEY OFFICE
Each District Attorney’s Office has a dedicated unit of social workers and victims advocates that can support you in court proceedings and provide social services and counseling for crime victims, witnesses, and their families.