2018 Hate Crime Awareness graphic


Hate crimes and incidents of hatred or hostility based on someone's race, religion, sexual orientation, transgender identity or disability.


Hate crimes often go unreported.

Any hate crime is a crime - being different isn't. Reporting makes a difference - to you, your friends and your community.

We want and need to hear from victims and witnesses to help us take appropriate action and support those affected.  

Some examples of hate crime:

  • 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

So what are we doing about hate crime?

What do our Hate Crime Advisors do?

How to report it

What is disability hate crime?

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