What is Hate Crime?

A Hate Crime is any criminal offence that is, or perceived by the victim or anyone else to be, motivated by hostility towards someone’s identity. It can be based on a wide range of individual characteristics, including the 5 protected characteristics;

Race 

Religion

Disability

Sexual Orientation

Transgender Identity

 

Hate Crime includes offences such as:

Assault

Verbal Abuse

Harassment

Theft

Burglary

Hate Mail

Damage to property

Arson

Dumping of rubbish

Offensive or dangerous substances posted through letterboxes