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    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,

    • race
    • sexual orientation
    • faith
    • disability
    • 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.

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