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Everyone has the right to be safe and secure and to live free from fear or harassment. Hate incidents / crime are based on ignorance, prejudice, discrimination and hate and have no place in our society.
The Crown Prosecution Service has issued a new policy on prosecuting crimes against older people and in this policy they define the range of crimes which older people may experience.
We will now consider violence against alternative subcultures as a hate crime strand. This will enable officers to give more support to victims of anti-punk or anti-goth crime.
Any incident, which is perceived to be based upon prejudice towards or hatred of the victim because of their actual or perceived disability.
Any incident, which is perceived to be based upon prejudice towards or hatred of the victim because of their actual or perceived race.
Information about homophobic and transgender based hate crime.
The term hate bullying refers to a range of hurtful behaviour, both physical and psychological, that makes a person feel unwelcome, side-lined, excluded, powerless or worthless because of their race, religion, disability or sexuality.
Information on how to report hate crime and what support is available for hate crime victims.