Hate Incidents and Crime Reporting Form
Use this form to report incidents for advocacy purposes. This form is not intended for legal purposes. Anyone can submit an incident -- the victim, a witness, or someone to whom it was reported. If you have been the victim of a hate or bias crime, you should report the incident to law enforcement first.
Notice and Disclaimer: This report does not give legal advice, and you should not rely on it as legal advice. You should not rely on the information you get from this site and should speak with a lawyer to get advice on your specific situation. We also cannot promise that the information on this site is complete, accurate, or up-to-date.
This report is not an offer by the Whatcom Civil Rights Project (WCRP) to represent you. Any deadlines and legal obligations you may have are not suspended or excused by this report or WCRP. Once you complete the report, the WCRP may not do anything—including contact you—about your situation.
If you fill out this report, you agree that the WCRP, may use the information you give us, as long as we don’t include your last name, address, email or phone number, for one or more of the following purposes: (1) legislative testimony, (2) litigation; (3) contacting a city, state or federal agency; or (4) telling your story to the public, including posting your story on our website and discussing it with media. If WCRP wants to identify any additional information about you, we will contact you prior to doing so.
We will keep your name and contact information confidential, unless you give us permission to use it or we are ordered to turn it over by a court (although we will attempt to prevent any disclosure).
Information on the Incident
Please give as much information as possible. Approximate is fine, if you are unsure. You can give more specifics in the description.
Date of incident
Time of incident
Location (town and county)
Where did the incident happen?
In a public place (street, park, etc.)
On public transit
In a school
In a college/university
In a place of worship
At a private residence
At a business
Please describe what happened.
Please include any links to news reports, photos, recordings, etc.
Was law enforcement contacted?
If yes, which agency?
If no, why not?
This information is entirely voluntary. WCRP will not disclose your name or contact information with anyone, unless authorized by you.
First and last name
Please include area code
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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