Hate Crime

Hate crime is when someone is targeted because they are believed to be disabled, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or from a particular race or religions. It can involve verbal abuse, harassment, violence, damage to property, theft, sexual offences or inciting hatred.

Hate crimes / hate incidents can take place anywhere – at home, in the streets, at work, online or at school. No-one should have to live with the fear, anxiety and consequences of hate.

Reporting it when it happens will help the Police to deal with it and may prevent these incidents from happening to someone else. You will also help the police understand the extent of hate crime in your local area so they can better respond to it.