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Hate Crimes and Bias Incidents
Report a Hate Crime
For Emergency Cases
If someone is in imminent danger, dial 9-1-1 or your local police to get immediate help.
For Non-Emergency Cases
If you believe you are the victim of a hate crime or believe you witnessed a hate crime:
STEP 1: Report the crime to your local police.
STEP 2: Report the crime to the Michigan Attorney General and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Michigan Attorney General
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
To File a Complaint of Discrimination
The Michigan Department of Civil Rights does not investigate hate crime, but we can investigate acts of discrimination in Employment, Education, Housing, Public Accommodation, Public Service, and Law Enforcement. The alleged discrimination must be based on race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, genetic information, marital status, familial status, height, weight and/or arrest record.
Michigan Alliance Against Hate Crime
The Michigan Alliance Against Hate Crimes (MIAAHC) was created by the United States Department of Justice, United States Attorneys’ Offices in Michigan, and the Michigan Civil Rights Commission and Department of Civil Rights. MIAAHC is a statewide coalition of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, civil rights organizations, community-based groups, educators, and anti-violence advocates working to ensure a complete and effective response to hate crimes and bias incidents.
For support or resources, or to get involved, contact MIAAHC at
Take the MI Response to Hate Pledge!
MI Response to Hate Campaign
The MI Response to Hate Campaign is an ongoing series of virtual forums presented by the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.
Next Virtual Forum:
2023 Virtual Forum Schedule:
Eliminating Hate + Bias in Schools
April 27: Eliminating Hate + Bias in Housing
Cultivating a More Diverse, Equitable, & Inclusive Workplace
Hate Crime Reporting Virtual Forum-MDCR
Unpacking the Impact of Hate and Bias
Race-Based Hate and Bias: What It Looks Like and What We Can Do About It
Hate Crime or Bias Incident: What's the Difference
How to Help Victims of Hate Crime Posters
Hate Crime Response Flyer English-Spanish
Hate Crime Response Flyer English-Arabic
Michigan Attorney General Hate Crimes and Domestic Terrorism Unit
United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Michigan
United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Michigan