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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)
(313) 965-2323

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.

File a Complaint


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 decal

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
Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

April 27: Eliminating Hate + Bias in Housing
May 25: Eliminating Hate + Bias in Law Enforcement
June 22: Eliminating Hate + Bias in Healthcare
July 27: Eliminating Hate + Bias in Public Service
August 24: Eliminating Hate + Bias in Public Accommodations

Photo of a young child in school learning. Text: CREATING SCHOOLS THAT ARE SAFE AND FREE FROM HATE. MAR. 23, 6-8P.M. Join the Michigan Department of Civil Rights as they discuss state and federal civil rights statutes that are applicable in schools as well as ways to operationalize these laws through practice and policy. Upcoming Virtual Forum: Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023. Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00pm. Topic: Creating schools that are safe and free from hate. Register here: HTTP:// MI Response to Hate 2023 Virtual Event Schedule

Previous Topics:

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

US Department of Justice