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.
Any incident which constitutes a criminal offence that is perceived by the victim, or any other person, as being motivated by prejudice or hate.
Any incident which may or may not constitute a criminal offence that is perceived by the victim, or any other person, as being motivated by prejudice or hate.
Hate Crime / Incidents can be motivated by:
- Disability – including learning disabilities and/or mental health disorders
- Gender identity
- Race / ethnicity
- Religion or belief
- Sexual orientation
This list is not exhaustive, hate crime can be motivated by many different types of prejudice.
Hate crimes / incidents can take many forms:
- Physical attack – such as a physical assault, on the victim or his/her family or carer, damage to property or pets, offensive graffiti and arson.
- Threat or attack – including offensive letter, abusive telephone calls, groups hanging around to intimidate and unfounded malicious complaints.
- Verbal abuse or insults – offensive leaflets and posters, abusive gestures, dumping of rubbish outside homes or through letterboxes and bullying at school or the workplace.
- Online abuse - the same hate crime laws apply regarding anything that is published online either on a website or through social media.
How to report it:
In an emergency please dial 999.
For ALL non-emergencies call 101 or use the True Vision online form.
Or report anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.