‘What Is Hate Crime’

What is Hate Crime?

Hate crime is any incident, which may constitute a criminal offence, which is perceived by the victim or any other person as being motivated by prejudice or hate because of a person’s:

• Race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality or national origins, includes Gypsies and Travellers.

• Religion or faith and can include no faith.

• Gender or gender identity. Includes: Transphobia – resentment or fear of transgender people or transvestites.


• Sexual orientation. Including: Homophobia – resentment or fear  of   gay, lesbian or bi-sexual people. Also resentment or hatred of heterosexual people.

• Disability – any physical, sensory, mental impairment whether short or long-term. Includes learning disability or difficulty.  



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