Report a Hate Crime

If you have been bullied, assaulted, harassed or verbally abused because you are different, then you may have been a victim of hate crime.

A Hate Crime is any criminal offence which is perceived, by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice based on a person’s  race or perceived race; religion or perceived religion; sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation; person’s disability or perceived disability or against a person who is transgender or perceived to be transgender.

A Hate Incident is any non-crime incident which is perceived, by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice based on a person’s  race or perceived race; religion or perceived religion; sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation; person’s disability or perceived disability or against a person who is transgender or perceived to be transgender.

ALL hate crimes are hate incidents BUT NOT all hate incidents amount to a crime.

How to report hate crime

If you have witnessed or been a victim of hate crime you must report it. This can be done in a number of ways:

 

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