A hate crime or incident is any behaviour that someone thinks was caused by hostility towards, prejudice or hatred of;

  • Disability (including physical impairment, mental health problems, learning disabilities, hearing and visual impairments)
  • Gender identity (people who are transgender, transsexual or transvestite)
  • Race, skin colour, nationality, ethnicity or heritage
  • Religion, faith or belief (including people without belief)
  • Sexual orientation (people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or heterosexual)

It can include

  • Name calling or verbal abuse
  • Graffiti or writing (e.g. notes, emails, sms)
  • Damage to property
  • Physical attacks or violence including sexual violence
  • Threats or intimidation
  • Bullying or harassment
  • Setting fire to things (arson)
  • Murder

If you have been affected by hate crime we can support you to report it. Read more here...