Q643: What is a hate crime?
The definition of a hate crime is,
'Any hate incident, which constitutes a criminal offence, perceived by the victim or any other person, as being motivated by prejudice or hate'.
A hate crime is based upon any of the following,
- sexual orientation
- transgender identity
If you feel like you have been the victim of a hate crime or incident then report the incident to your local police station. The police take all reports of hate incidents very seriously. See link to website in related information. Also in related information are links to the 'Help for Victims' website and a Youtube guide to the website.