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.