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What is hate crime?

A hate crime is any illegal act that targets a person because of the offender's hostility or prejudice towards them or a group of people

Disability Hate Crime
Disability Hate Crime

Motivated by the offender's hostility to disabled people (or their perceived disability).

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Race Hate Crime
Race Hate Crime

'Race' is a broad term used to include skin colour, nationality, immigration status, language etc.

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Religious Hate Crime
Religious Hate Crime

Religious hate crime protects followers of all faiths, inter-faith sectarian abuse and those with no faith.

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Sexual Orientation Hate Crime
Sexual Orientation Hate Crime

Motivated by a hostility to another person's sexual orientation. (or perceived sexual orientation)

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Transgender Hate Crime
Transgender Hate Crime

Transgender covers is a broad spectrum of people and could include crimes that target friends or family of transgender people

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'Other' Hate Crimes
'Other' Hate Crimes

National Crime Statistics have five 'Monitored Strands' of Hate Crime, but we recognise there are others who face similar abuse, hostile to their age, gender, caste or 'Alternative Sub-culture'. Many police forces record other hate crimes locally. If you consider that you have been a victim of any such crime, you can report it here.

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                 Covid-19 and Hate Crime
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