A hate crime or a hate incident is hatred or hostility - perceived by the victim or any other person - based on someone's race, religion, sexual orientation, transgender identity or disability.

Any hate crime is a crime - being different isn't.  Hate crimes often go unreported - we want people to have the confidence to come forward - victims and witnesses.  

Reporting makes a difference - to you, your friends and your community.

You can now report a hate crime or a hate incident online

 

Hate Crime... some examples 

  • Name-calling or verbal abuse
  • Harassment, like constantly knocking on the door or throwing eggs at windows
  • Bullying or intimidation by children, adults, neighbours or strangers
  • Physical assault, for example hitting, punching, pushing, spitting, violent words
  • Damage to property
  • Threats of violence
  • Upsetting online comments, for example on Facebook or Twitter

 

... just because of your own or someone else's

  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity
  • Disability

Hate Crime lead Superintendent David Minty and Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson, who chairs our multi-agency Hate Crime Group, talk about hate crime

Hate Crime or Hate Incident - what's the difference?

So what are we doing about hate crime?

What do our Hate Crime Advisors do?

How to report hate crime

What is disability hate crime?

What is online hate crime?

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