The following information has been extracted from our ‘Hate Crime and What To Do About It‘ PDF.
1. What is Hate Crime?
A hate crime is a crime committed against someone because of who they are. Victims are targeted because of their race, ethnicity, religion, being lesbian/gay or transgender, or disabled.
2. Examples of Hate Crime
- Name-calling and bullying
- Being hurt or attacked
- Pretending to be a friend for money
- Damaging or stealing belongings
- Nasty messages on social media
3. Support for victims
Victims can get support from the police, victim services and third-party reporting centres who have stickers in the window.
4. Under-reported crimes
Hate Crimes can affect victims and the people around them. Disability Hate Crime is one of the most underreported. Help people to report it!
5. Reporting hate crime
There are different ways to report a hate crime. Find out more on our Hate Crime page.
6. Personal safety
Always report a hate crime whether you are a victim or a witness but don’t take any risks.
Your safety is important!
7. How can you help?
- Share positive messages about diversity and difference
- Don’t tolerate hate and hostility to others