Any form of hate incident or hate crime is never okay. Nobody should have to live with the fear and anxiety that a hate crime can cause.
If you or someone you know has been affected by hate crime, then we encourage you to report it and seek support.
'Hate incidents' and 'hate crimes' are terms used to describe acts of violence or hostility directed at people because of who they are or who someone thinks they are. They are motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a person’s:
- disability or perceived disability
- race or perceived race
- religion or perceived religion
- sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation
- transgender identity or perceived transgender identity
This can be an incident against a person or against property and includes materials posted online.
The police take all hate crime very seriously. All police forces would want you to report hate crimes if you are able. Find your local police force, or the force local to where the incident occurred, and check how you can report. If you would like further guidance on reporting hate crimes to the police, True Vision can offer support.