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Racist hate crime

Any incident, which is perceived to be based upon prejudice towards or hatred of the victim because of their actual or perceived race.

There is legislation which protects victims of crime where the offender is motivated by hostility or hatred towards the victim’s race or religious beliefs (actual or perceived).

  1. Crime and Disorder Act 1998 created a number of specific offences of racially aggravated crime, based on offences of wounding, assault, damage, harassment and threatening/abusive behaviour.
  2. Public Order Act 1986 Part 3. For an offence to be committed under any of these sections of the
  3. Public Order Act 1986, there has to be “threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour” and it has to be intended to or likely in all the circumstances to stir up racial hatred.

The Monitoring Group (TMG) is a leading national anti-racist and civil rights organisation. 
Telephone: 0207 636 6000

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