If you have experienced a hate crime, know of, or have witnessed a hate crime, seek immediate help by:
- Calling 911 if you are in immediate danger.
- Calling or visiting your local Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) district station.
- Calling or texting the D.C. Victim Hotline available 24/7 at 1-844-4HELPDC (1-844-443-5732) or chat at dcvictim.org.
- Click here to see the full list of resources for those who have experienced hate crimes and bias.
- Click here for additional District, state, federal, and non-governmental reports, resources, and toolkits on hate, hate crimes, and extremism.
It is important to report a hate crime regardless of whether you have information on the suspect(s) or evidence of physical injury or property damage. If there is any evidence related to the crime, do not clean up any vandalism until the police arrive. Keep any letters, e-mails, answering machine tapes, hate literature, spray paint cans, or symbolic objects used by hate groups for purposes of an investigation. Take pictures if you can.