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Hate crime awareness

Find out what it is and how to report it.

Did you know any type of crime can be a hate crime - this is because when someone commits a crime, it is the motivation behind their actions which may make it a ‘hate crime’.

Hate incidents and hate crimes occur when you are subjected to hostility or prejudice by another person because of either:

  • your race
  • your faith
  • your disability
  • your sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

Find out more about what hate crime is, how to report it, what happens next, and how to talk about racism, on our Hate crime awareness page.

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Last updated:
10 June 2021
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