Stop the Hate
‘Hate Crime’ is the generic term used to discuss both Hate Crimes and Hate Incidents.
Hate Crimes are any crimes perceived by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice.
Hate Incidents feel like crimes and often escalate to crimes or tensions in a community.
Both are committed because of a person’s actual or perceived:
- Race: including ethnicity, nationality or national origin, Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.
- Religion or belief: including no faith.
- Sexual Orientation: including Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual.
- Gender Identity: including transgender, non-binary and gender fluid.
- Disability: including learning, mental health, physical or sensory disability.
Hate Crime can take many forms, including:
- Threat of or actual assault.
- Verbal abuse.
- Inciting others to commit Hate Crime.
- Intimidating behaviour or harassment, including online.
- Damage to property, including arson.
- Offensive leaflets, posters or graffiti.