Q643: What is a hate crime or hate incident?
The definition of a hate crime and hate incident is,
A criminal offence, perceived by the victim or any other person, as being motivated by prejudice or hate'.
A hate incident is any non-crime perceived by the victim or any other person, as being motivated by prejudice or hate'.
A hate crime or hate incident is based upon any of the following,
- race or ethnicity
- sexual orientation
- religion or belief
- transgender identity
If you feel like you have been the victim of a hate crime or hate incident then report the matter to your local police via their 101 number. The police take all reports of hate crime and 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.