What is a hate crime?
Hate crime is any incident which is a criminal offence and which is thought, by you or someone else, to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice based on your race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender, gender identity, disability, age, sexual orientation or any other actual or seeming difference.
This can include:
- threats, bullying or intimidation
- threatening or offensive mail, texts or emails
- verbal abuse
- damage to property
- physical assaults.