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Hate crime

Understanding hate crimes

A crime or an incident that is perceived by the victim or any other person as being motivated by prejudice or hatred based on someone’s:

  • race, colour or ethnic origin
  • nationality or national origin
  • religion, faith or belief
  • gender or gender identity
  • sexuality or sexual orientation
  • disability
  • lifestyle or dress

Hate incidents can take many forms including:

  • physical attacks
  • threat of attack
  • verbal abuse or insults – including bullying

An incident doesn't have to include violence for you to report it.  Verbal abuse, threats or victimisation can be just as distressing and are taken just as seriously.

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