Experiencing or witnessing a hate crime can be very frightening. Here is a guide on how to report a hate crime in event that you are a victim of a hate crime or are a witness.
If you see someone being attacked, find a person in authority (ex. store owner or bus driver) to come assist the situation.
If the victim gives you permission, call 9-1-1. Take the following steps if you are a survivor in the position to contact authorities or if you are a bystander who can assist the survivor in doing so:
Step 1: Call the local police station’s hate crimes coordinator
- Type this into your internet search bar: https://www.lapdonline.org/find-your-local-police-station/
- Enter an address close to where the crime occurred
- Click “find your station”
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR CRIMES IN ARTESIA:
If you type in an Artesia address, it will not find a station.
All calls pertaining to Artesia should be directed to the Los Angeles County Lakewood’s Sheriff’s Station
4. Using your results from the last page, locate the station’s name on this list:
5. Call the corresponding phone number to the station
When filing a report, even in-person, get the responding officer’s name and badge number.
Ask for your own copy of the report.
Make sure “hate/bias-motivation” or “hate crime/incident” are checked off if they are options.
Step 2: Contact the FBI
Hate crimes are violations of federal law. They are not just meant to attack one individual, but to intimidate the entire community. The FBI encourages hate crimes be reported to them.
- The online form (tips.fbi.gov) allows you to stay anonymous, but please keep this note from the FBI in mind:
2. Calling 1-800-CALL-FBI is also an option remain anonymous.
However, it is not recommended as much as contacting the local field office.
3. Contact your local field office.
For us, that is the Los Angeles field office.
Please contact SAN with any further questions:
18173 Pioneer Blvd. STE 1, Artesia, CA 90701