Hate Crime / Hate Incidents

What is a Hate Crime?

A Hate Crime is any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a person’s disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity or perceived disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Examples include:

Physical attacks, damage to property, offensive graffiti and arson, threat of attack, abusive telephone calls etc.

What is a Hate Incident?

A Hate Incident is any non-crime incident which is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a persons disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity or perceived disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Examples include:

Verbal or online abuse, insults or harassment, abusive gestures, bullying at school or in the workplace etc.

Where can a Hate Crime / Incident happen?

Hate crimes / hate incidents can take place anywhere – at home, in the streets, at work, online or at school. No-one should have to live with the fear, anxiety and consequences of hate.

A Hate Crime / Incident can be reported by:

For more information and to find out what happens after you have reported a Hate Crime / Incident visit www.westyorkshire.police.uk

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