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Hate crime

 Hate crime is the targeting of individuals, groups and communities because of who they are.

It 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.

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